The Pom Pom Girls (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Pom Pom Girls (1976)





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Guys go crazy for the gals cheering on the home team in this raunchy teen comedy from the Seventies. It's football season at Rosedale High, and Johnny (Robert Carradine) and Jesse (Michael Mullins) are eager to lead the school's team to victory. But while Coach Hartmann (Robert Gammon) wants to put the team on the right track, his abusive methods and obnoxious attitude are turning some of the players against him. Meanwhile, the guys on the team are just as interested in making time with the girls on the cheerleading squad as they are in scoring touchdowns, and Johnny starts dating Laurie (Jennifer Ashley), much to the annoyance of her former boyfriend Duane (Bill Adler), a thick-headed tough guy. Meanwhile, the Rosedale High team is gearing up for their annual game with cross town rivals Hardin High by launching a battle of pranks, which reaches its peak when the Rosedale guys steal a fire engine. The Pom-Pom Girls was an early credit for director Joseph Ruben, who later went on to make The Stepfather, True Believer and The Forgotten.
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    R (Sex)
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    Crown International Pictures

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Lou Fant
as Principal
Susan Player
as Sue Ann
Lou Pant
as Principal
Sandra Lowell
as Miss Pritchett
Cheryl Smith
as Roxanne
Jim Kester
as Hardin Tough
Cooper Huckabee
as Hardin Tough
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Critic Reviews for The Pom Pom Girls

All Critics (1)

Obvious and determined shortcomings aside, the feature does a fine job itemizing the dilemmas of '76, developing into a beguiling snapshot of the way things once were.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013

Audience Reviews for The Pom Pom Girls

Harmless sex comedy, a fun way to waste an hour and a half, good for some nostalgia if you're looking for something mindless. Rent it, it's silly fun.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

It stars out all over the place and I didn't keep watching to find out if it got better.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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There is something incredibly endearing about this supposed Teensploitation flick from the late seventies. Most of the Crown International stuff lacked any sense of irony...and was either creepy and ridiculous like "trip with teacher" starring a young (and equally creepy) Zalman King, or just plain dumb, like the ensemble movies that often show up as companions to this one...Malibu Beach and the Van. The strange thing about Pom Pom Girls is there is such an amiable "slice of life" quality to the action that the movie stands out...the many subplots are barely developed, so that mostly it's a bunch of kids hanging around. Still, the knife fight with Dwayne (the nominal villain) and the ending seem to indicate that there is some thought behind this movie. Very strange in that respect. But totally worth seeing. I celebrate this movie and encourage you to do the same. more later mark

Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer

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