Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women.Written by
In the discussion to get permission to attend the Hex rally, the girls list a series of celebrities who were cheerleaders, and the list ends with the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry (who appears in the movie). Perry attended Texas A&M, a school where they don't have cheerleaders. At A&M, the job is done by YELL-leaders. See more »
Mid-way through the film, the courthouse is shown flying two flags from the same staff, with the Lone Star flag above the Stars & Stripes. Texas flag etiquette dictates that the state flag should never be flown higher than the national flag, out of deference. See more »
Look, you guys, we've got a game on Saturday...
...and don't even think about telling us we're not going!
You're not going!
Tell him, Anne.
As captain of the squad, it is my duty to inform you that if you wanna stop us from cheerleading,
you're gonna have to pry the pom-poms from our cold dead hands.
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But I'll tell you what, when I saw this movie, the solidly-packed audience found it quite hilarious, and so did I. Of course, the Austin setting was a plus for me, and it was the first movie filmed around UT that was allowed to use the name and logos. It was fun to see local landmarks including Buffalo Billiards, Threadgill's, the campus and the Governor's mansion, but how could Tommy Lee Jones go to Threadgill's and leave without eating one deep-fried dill pickle??
I made a unofficial poll of the women that I know who are over 40 years of age, and every single one said , " I LOVE Tommy Lee Jones!" If that is part of his demographic, this movie should do really well, with TLJ delivering zingers in that cowboy voice, admitting to his 55+ years, and keeping his smiles for the womanly Anne Archer while wrangling the herd of young cheerleaders.
The supporting cast was also fun to watch - just remember this is not a film - it's a MOVIE!
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