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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread:˛%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.˛%%˛[[quoteright:300:]] ˛%%˛->''"This ''is'' my happy face!"''˛-->-- '''Roland Sharp'''˛˛A 2005 action/comedy film centered around a group of very hot and bubbly University of Texas cheerleaders who inadvertently witness a murder in connection with the shooting of a Texas Ranger. The danger of their situation makes their protection the responsibility of [[TypeCasting gruff, by-the-book Ranger]] Roland Sharp, played by Creator/TommyLeeJones. As a cover for his detail, he [[StrangeCopInAStrangeLand moves into the group's sorority house]] under the guise of being their cheerleading coach. HilarityEnsues.˛˛[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with the 1995 Disney family comedy/drama [[Film/ManOfTheHouse1995 Man of the House]], starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Chevy Chase.˛˛----˛!!This film provides examples of:˛˛* AdvertisedExtra: [[spoiler:Cedric the Entertainer (Percy)]] was heavily featured in TV promos, implying that he had a bigger role in the film than he actually does. ˛* BadassAdorable: [[spoiler: The girls by the end]]˛* BareYourMidriff: Navel visibility must be maintained.˛* BreakingTheFourthWall: After starting up the new air conditioner, a blink and miss by Mr. Sharp.˛* BetaCouple: Contemplating the vastness of the universe.˛* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: One cheerleader at one point asks "couldn't you just shoot the gun out of the bad guy's hand?" to which Sharp explains that it doesn't work. [[spoiler: Near the end of the movie, it [[BeyondTheImpossible does]]. As he did not intend to do that, Sharp was more impressed than anybody else who saw it.]]˛* BrickJoke: Jimmy the drug dealer who introduces himself and, [[spoiler: who then "moves" out to jail by the time one of his customers comes by looking for him.]]˛* ByTheBookCop: Played straight in true Tommy Lee Fashion.˛--> '''Sharp''': One thing you'll learn about me is I do not kid, or jest, or joke, or jape, or quip.˛* CaliforniaDoubling: Completely averted, thanks to Jones's suggestion it be filmed in his home state. The film was even the first authorized to use the full name and branding of UT, and featured a cameo from the state's governor (see: Real Person Cameo below).˛* TheComicallySerious: It's Tommy Lee Jones, in his usual stone-faced self, surrounded by cheerleaders. Of course this translates to comedy gold!˛* CurbStompBattle: The five girls want to go to party. Sharp thinks they will not. Then they go to party, where we see another, much more traditional {{Curb Stomp Battle}}.˛* DeadpanSnarker: Sharp needs only one witness. But Evie has her moments too.˛* DecemberDecemberRomance: Not so December, but compared to the girls, it looks like that.˛* DirtyCop: Getting winged in the arm by a conveniently unseen shooter during a hot pursuit is kind of a red-flag, but [[spoiler: Agent Eddie Zane]] is revealed to be this shortly thereafter. Capt. Nichols seems to be [[GenreSavvy appropriately suspicious]], evading his requests for information on the witnesses and asking him pointedly, "How's the arm?"˛* DumbBlonde: [[spoiler: Barb]] starts like one, but it's averted by the end and she's also [[HairOfGOldHeartOfGold arguably the nicest of the group.]]˛* EarpieceConversation: The date with Molly.˛* EatingTheEyeCandy: Ranger Riggs keeps eyeing the girls when they first come to the house and repeatedly thanking Sharp for picking him to come on the protection detail past the point of annoyance.˛* FanService: What do we expect from five cheerleaders?˛* FiveManBand:˛** TheLeader: Anne˛** TheLancer: Teresa˛** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Evie˛** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Heather˛** TheChick: Barb˛** TeamDad: Sharp˛* MayDecemberRomance: Attempted by [[spoiler: Barb]]. ˛* PapaWolf: Sharp. ''Specially'' when [[spoiler: one of the girls is almost killed]], and then [[spoiler: his actual daughter is kidnapped...]]˛* PutOnABus: Texas Ranger Swanson is wounded in the shootout early on and spends most of the remaining movie in the hospital.˛* RealMenCook: After Sharp voices his dislike against the clothes, the underwear, the music, everything the girls do, nobody bats an eye when he cooks up a nice dinner.˛* RealPersonCameo: This was the film debut for Governor Rick Perry, playing himself as the Governor of Texas.˛* ReallyGetsAround: Heavily implied with Barb.˛* ReformedCriminal: And he became a priest! [[spoiler: But kept some bad friends.]]˛* SpicyLatina: Teresa is arguably the most sexually active of the girls and the one who chafes under Sharp the most.˛%% * TamponRun: With some help.˛* TokenMinority: Teresa (Paula Garcés) fills the role of the token Latina character, and Anne (Christina Milian) is the token African-American character.˛* WoundedGazelleGambit: Exaggerated when [[spoiler: Eddie Zane shoots himself in the arm as a cover up for the sniper who inadvertently shot a Texas ranger]].˛˛----


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