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Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)

R | | Comedy | 2012 (USA)
Aspiring college cheerleader, Cassie Stratford consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. The drug has an unforeseen side effect - Cassie starts to grow and grow and grow.

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Tiff
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House Mother
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Ex-cheerleader
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Brandon (as AJ Lamas) (as A. J. Lamas)
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The Buccaneer (as Nicholas Baumann)
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Zeta Sister #1
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Aspiring college cheerleader, Cassie Stratford consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. The drug has an unforeseen side effect - Cassie starts to grow and grow and grow.

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Look at the size of those pom poms!

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John Landis and B movie icon Roger Corman have small roles. See more »

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When Tiff (Anne McDaniels) is in the locker room, she undresses and puts a towel around her, and her hair is down. The camera changes views to show her going into the shower and her hair is up and in a clip. See more »

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Dr. Higgs: [upon discovering Cassie's growth] I think my aorta just crapped its pants.
Kyle: You grew again?
Cassie Stratford: [admiring her feet in the pool] My little piggies look like fat hogs! The ReNew compound must have altered my hypothesis.
Dr. Higgs: Yes, resulting in extreme gigantism.
[stepping forward to see more of her]
Dr. Higgs: It's truly amazing.
Cassie Stratford: [annoyed] Be amazed from over there, Dr. Feelgood.
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Dirty Girl
Performed by Olivia Alexander
Written by Olivia Alexander and Thomas Hien
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Tries to Be Campy But Fails
6 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Attack of the 50 Ft. Cheerleader (2012)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Lame take-off on ATTACK OF THE 50 FT. WOMAN has scientist and average looking Cassie Stratford (Jena Sims) taking an experimental drug that turns her into a beauty. At first the drug is great because she looks good, makes the cheerleading squad and is popular but soon she sees the side effect in that she can't stop growing. You know, I've always wondered why some bad movies turn into cult classics that are fun to watch while others are just downright bad. It seems movies from the golden age of "so bad they're good" films just happened by chance. Moving like the original ATTACK OF THE 50 FT. WOMAN or ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES just got lucky when they became entertaining. I really do think that if you set out to make a camp film then you always fail and here's the perfect example. It really seems like everyone thought they could just make fun of the set-up and everything would fall into place but that doesn't happen. This is a pretty lame film from producer Roger Corman who thankfully makes a cameo with John Landis, which turns out to be the most memorable moment in the film. As you'd expect, there's all sorts of cute girls getting naked but there's very little outside of this. The entire story is pretty stupid, there's no laughs to be had and there's really just nothing going on here that makes you care about anything. It's overly stupid in a bad way and this is where the film tries to be camp but it just doesn't work. I thought Sims was good in her role but one wishes she had something better to work with. Fans of Sean Young might want to check out her few scenes but she doesn't get too much to do. ATTACK OF THE 50 FT. CHEERLEADER is far from a fun movie, which is a real shame.


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