The Pom Pom Girls

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The Pom Pom Girls
Pom Pom Girls.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed by Joseph Ruben
Produced by Joseph Ruben
Marilyn Jacobs Tenser
Screenplay by Joseph Ruben
Story by Joseph Ruben
Robert J. Rosenthal
Starring Robert Carradine
Jennifer Ashley
Music by Michael Lloyd
Cinematography Stephen M. Katz
Edited by George Bowers
Distributed by Crown International Pictures
Release date
  • May 1976 (1976-05) (U.S.)
Running time
89 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $26 million[1]

The Pom Pom Girls (also known as Palisades High) is a 1976 film directed by Joseph Ruben. The screenplay was written by Ruben and based on a story by him and Robert J. Rosenthal. The movie was shot on location at Chaminade High School in Los Angeles.[2]


  • "They Were the Girls of Our Dreams ..."
  • "Seniors enjoying a final fling before graduation."
  • "It was their senior year... the last chance to raise hell!"
  • "How can anyone forget the girls who really turned us on?"


A football player falls for a girl who is dating another guy, while another cannot figure out which girl he likes.

The Big Game, with rival Hardin High School, is looming, while a full scale prank war is underway.[3]

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Robert Carradine Johnnie
Jennifer Ashley Laurie
Michael Mullins Jesse
Lisa Reeves Sally
Bill Adler Duane
James Gammon Coach
Sondra Lowell Miss Pritchett
Susan Player Su Ann


The film earned $4.3 million in rentals during its initial release.[4]


  1. ^ A Woman's Place Is in... Exploitation Films?: A Trend-Setter in the Youth Market Women in Exploitation Films Gross, Linda. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 12 Feb 1978: p34.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Pom Pom Girls, The (1976) - Overview". Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  4. ^ Richard Nowell, Blood Money: A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle Continuum, 2011 p 256

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