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The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)

R | | Comedy, Sport | June 1974 (USA)
In order to write an expose on how cheerleading demeans women, a reporter for a college newspaper infiltrates the cheerleading squad.

Director:

Jack Hill

Writers:

Jack Hill (as Jane Witherspoon), David Kidd (as Betty Conklin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo Johnston ... Kate
Cheryl Smith ... Andrea (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Colleen Camp ... Mary Ann
Rosanne Katon ... Lisa
Ron Hajak Ron Hajak ... Buck
Ric Carrott Ric Carrott ... Ross
Jason Sommers Jason Sommers ... Prof. Thorpe
Ian Sander Ian Sander ... Ron
George Wallace ... Mr. Putnam
Jack Denton ... Coach Turner
John Quade ... Belski
Bob Minor ... Ryan
Mae Mercer Mae Mercer ... Jessica Thorpe
Dion Lane Dion Lane ... Janie Hamilton
Hank Rolike ... Bartender
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In order to write an expose on how cheerleading demeans women, a reporter for a college newspaper infiltrates the cheerleading squad.

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They gave their all for the team! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H.O.T.S. II See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Centaur See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Randall Adams and David Harris saw this movie at a Dallas drive-in on November 28, 1976--it was the second of a double header preceded by The Student Body (1976). Both mentioned their attendance in alibis while being investigated for the murder of Dallas police officer Robert W. Wood. Adams also said that he had to leave this movie before it was finished, as he didn't feel comfortable with its content. Adams' eventual conviction was the subject of the movie The Thin Blue Line (1988). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) The scoreboard shows the score as 13 to 0. At1:30:13, Mary Ann says that "We're 21 points behind!" See more »

Quotes

Ron: You know the only reason I don't beat the crap out of you, is because I think you'd like it!
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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Better than it should be
18 September 2011 | by roberthaynesSee all my reviews

So I sat down to watch this expecting a waste of 90 minutes of my life. Surprisingly I found myself actually enjoying this seedy little mid seventies sexsploitation piece.

The plot is nothing to speak of - journalism major decides to do a piece on swinging cheerleaders and their jock boyfriends.

Where the film surprises is in it's scripting - surprisingly liberated considering this was 1974 and somewhat witty with a bevy of interesting performances from a game cast, this turned out to be far more entertaining than expected.

Fun seventies drive-in fair and somewhat more layered than you may think. A solid six out of ten.


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