Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Pom Pom Girls (1976)

Director: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Robert Carradine, Jennifer Ashley, Michael Mullins, Lisa Reeves, Bill Adler, James Gammon, Susan Player, Cheryl Smith

More info: IMDb

Tagline: They Were the Girls of Our Dreams ...

Plot: 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.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

#25 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 2: The Deuce (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

This movie is less about the cheerleaders than it is about the football team of really super skinny guys. It's not like that matters. It's another 1970s teen comedy about the hijinks of some high school kids playing pranks on one another and having sex. The laughs are few and the boobs are ample. It's trying to be more like AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) when it comes to the tone. They even have the car race (with classic cars) at the end just like in that movie. It's better than a lot of the dumb teen comedies like this in the late 70s. That doesn't say an awful lot but if you seen some of the bad ones then you'll know what I mean. It's not horrible like those but it's no classic either. I enjoyed seeing some familiar faces in their early careers and that's about the only positive thing I can say except it doesn't suck completely. It's a painless time killer while you clean up your office or do the dishes or whatever.

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