Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the chance to become a cheerleader. When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus.
She wanted to give her daughter the best shot at being a cheerleader... The things you do for your kids.
Did You Know?
Someone discusses possibility of an exploding baton, an in-joke reference to gag from director Michael Ritchie
's 1975 movie Smile
(1975). See more
In an interview segment near the start, Wanda says her parents "raised us well, my brother and I". Since that is an appositional phrase, it should match case with its referent, and be "my brother and me". See more
Jane Anderson - Writer
Well, never believe anything a writer tells you.
credits end with "Finally, no spiders or cheerleaders were killed in the making of this movie" See more
Lyrics by Michael Ritchie
Music by Lucy Simon
Sung by Julia Simon
Arranged by John Miller See more