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The Pom Pom Girls (1976)

R | | Comedy, Romance | May 1976 (USA)
High-school seniors try to score on and off the field in this raunchy teen comedy set in the 1970s.

Director:

Joseph Ruben

Writers:

Joseph Ruben, Joseph Ruben (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carradine ... Johnnie
Jennifer Ashley Jennifer Ashley ... Laurie
Michael Mullins Michael Mullins ... Jesse
Lisa Reeves Lisa Reeves ... Sally
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Duane
James Gammon ... Coach
Susan Player Susan Player ... Sue Ann
Cheryl Smith ... Roxanne (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Diane Lee Hart ... Judy
Lou Fant Lou Fant ... Principal
John Lawrence John Lawrence ... Sheriff
Sondra Lowell Sondra Lowell ... Miss Pritchitt (as Sandra Lowell)
Faith Christopher Faith Christopher ... Mother
John Sebastian ... Father
Jim Kester Jim Kester ... Hardin Tough
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Storyline

A football player at Rosedale High School is amorous of one of the cheerleaders, who is going with another guy. Another player can't decide which of two cheerleaders he wants to be with. Meanwhile, the Big Game with Hardin High School is approaching, and a prank war is in full swing. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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How can anyone forget the girls who really turned us on? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Palisides High See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,883,410
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A "Dawn 120" cigarette counter display is visible when Johnnie buys beer. Dawn 120s were a longer cigarette that sold poorly and were only available from mid 1975 to mid 1976. See more »

Goofs

The reflection of a man is visible in a classroom window and he signals when Laurie should look out the window at Jessie's van. See more »

Quotes

Johnnie Chrystal: Ah, Duane, tell me, is that crease down the middle of your face, ah, is that your asshole?
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of "The Pom-Pom Girls" depending on where you buy it. One is a full-screen R-rated version, and the other is a letter boxed PG-rated version. In the PG-version, all female nudity has been removed (mainly in a scene with Jesse and a waitress in his van, and in the cheerleader's locker room). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nun of That (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

(You've Given Me) Sunshine
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Lloyd and Darryl Cotton
Performed by Darryl Cotton, Michael Lloyd & Chris Christian
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It's all a bum rap for "THE POM POM GIRLS"...
13 December 2001 | by johnmorghenSee all my reviews

You've seen it all before and several times since, the atypical teeny-bop sex romp, that's less filling... but, tastes great. Recently, I was in one of those "Hey, I wanna see some Bobby Carradine action, circa '76" moods... so, I rented this, and actually enjoyed it.

Since 1976 was such a damned good year, I like to re-live it, as much as possible, and this film along with a headliner of "THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE" (the best "boy with immune deficiency syndrome and raging-hormones-to-boot" movie-of-the-week, ever), fit the bill, perfectly.

Like I said, I dug it. A pleasant little curiousity from an era when the drive-in was in full swing. The film's not great, mind you, but if you are a fan of Robert Carradine, you will enjoy seeing him in one of his first leading roles. Joseph Ruben (who also made "JOYRIDE" with Carradine, the next year for American-International), wrote and directed this film, years before he tread cult status with "DREAMSCAPE", or later fame with films like "SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY". James Gammon, who is best recognized from his role as the coach in the "MAJOR LEAGUE" films, appears here as the high school football coach.

I will say this... the "lunchbreak duel" sequence is brilliant. A great piece of comedy.

All around, this is great late nite fare... it did the trick for me! And, when you're done with this, pop in "THE SENIORS" with Dennis Quaid and Priscilla Barnes, for even more "bang for your buck"... or, you can save a buck, by getting to know me, becoming my close personal friend, and rubbing me the right way, until I eventually cave in and let you borrow my copy! This could take anywhere from 2-94 weeks for hand-written confirmation, of course. Just mull it over, a bit.

That's all for now, kids.

Reporting from my fingertips... -Nathan.


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