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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.


Jack Hill


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

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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


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 live their fantasies on and off the field! See more »


Comedy | Sport


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Release Date:

June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H.O.T.S. II See more »


Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Centaur See more »
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Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Radio voice over for opening football game states score as 53-0 Mesa. Scoreboard shot shows quarter scores of 21-14-7-12 total 53. However 21-14-7-12 add up to 54. See more »


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Likable, light exploitation feature.
10 August 2016 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

"The Swinging Cheerleaders" may not be one of cult filmmaker Jack Hills' best, but it's still a solidly engaging film of its type. It probably won't be nearly trashy enough for some people, but for others it should prove to be an agreeable way to spend just over an hour and a half.

Hill and David Kidd wrote the story (using female pseudonyms), about the cheerleading squad for a college football team. Their newest recruit is an uptight gal named Kate (Jo Johnston), who initially is only becoming a cheerleader so she can get inside information for an expose that she wants to write. Among other story threads, the coach (Jack Denton), an alumnus (George Wallace), and a stats professor (Jason Sommers) are lured by the prospect of big winnings and begin to bet on the outcomes of the games.

Once again, Hill does understand that there are requirements for this sort of entertainment, and some of the lovely young ladies do take off their tops. The yarn that he and Kidd spin here is actually pretty straightforward and enjoyable, and things never, ever get overly serious. Not that characters come out unscathed, however, as the virginal Andrea (ever adorable Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith) is taken advantage of by lowlife guys, to use one example.

The performances are uniformly solid from the whole cast. Of the main cheerleader performers, sexy blonde Colleen Camp (playing the catty Mary Ann) went on to what is easily the most notable mainstream career of any of them. Future Playboy Playmate Rosanne Katon rounds out this foursome. Ron Hajak and Ric Carrott are fine as personable jocks Buck and Ross, Ian Sander is perfectly odious as creepy and arrogant campus radical Ron, John Quade and stunt coordinator Bob Minor are good as nasty security guards Belski and Ryan, and Mae Mercer is memorable as Professor Thorpes' scary wife.

An amiable if somewhat mild example of 70s sleaze.

Seven out of 10.

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