Starring: John Albert, Janet Blythe, Kristine de Bell, Anne Wharton, Jason Williams, Anthony Lewis, Lachelle Price, Shell Kepler, Andrew Kuehn, David Smilow, Jamie Squire, Hana Byrbo, Carmen Hayward, Robert Houston, Robert Worms, Dave Gilbert, Lenka Novak, Tracy King
This smarmy exploitation film from director Jeff Werner posits a busload of cheerleaders kidnapped for a two million dollar ransom by some ex-jocks who take them to a remote cabin. This is another one of those movies where none of the characters behave like real people. Forced to strip by their captors, the cheerleaders (from three rival high-schools) let their competitive spirit get the best of them and are soon giggling and preening naked in a gunpoint beauty-pageant. One of the captors is a "sensitive guy" (Robert Houston of The Hills Have Eyes), which he proves by masturbating in the doorway while a female kidnapper molests one cheerleader in a bathtub. Kristine DeBell stars as a captive who falls for ringleader Jason Williams before the ludicrous finale involving a complicated hotel ransom-drop and a cheerleader swinging a chainsaw. This is an extremely tacky film, even for its subgenre, but it probably started off much worse. Some racial epithets have obviously been removed by re-dubbing, and what appears to have been a fairly graphic rape scene has been excised. What remains is neither innocuous enough to be funny or sick enough to be a cult film. The only things that make this picture worth seeing are the cast and the frequent topless scenes. Serious drive-in devotees will recognize Shell Kepler of the teen-angst classic Homework, as well as stars DeBell and Williams, who also appeared in the X-rated Alice in Wonderland for this film's producer, onetime porn director Bill Osco (Mona, the Virgin Nymph).. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide.
Two audio commentaries: , 1. Director Jeff Werner, editor Greg McClatchy and star Marily Joi, 2. Star Kristine DeBell, Three on camera interviews: , 1. Star Kristine DeBell, 2. Co-star Leon Issac Kennedy, 3. Co-star Marilyn Joi, Original theartical trailer, Extensive still gallery, Alternate Title card.
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|DVD Release Date:||11/24/2009|
|Run Time (in minutes):||86 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.4|