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Kansas City Bomber (1972)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 2 August 1972 (USA)
Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.

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Burt Henry
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Horrible Hank Hopkins
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Mrs. Carr
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Tammy O'Brien
William Gray Espy ...
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Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.

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The Hottest Thing On Wheels

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Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Judy Arnold, women's captain of the Philadelphia Warriors Roller Games team, doubles for Raquel Welch's in the skating sequences. She also has a small speaking role in a dressing room scene. She had to wear a long wig for the skating scenes, covering her short blond hair. See more »

Goofs

KC makes two separate trips to see her children and mother in the movie, but in the second sequence all the actors are wearing the same clothes they had on previously. What's more, when KC makes her first visit, she drives to the location, yet her daughter is seen waiting to say goodbye next to a taxi cab. When KC makes her second trip, that's when she takes the taxi. See more »

Quotes

Randy: You bunch of female jock-strappers!
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Connections

Referenced in Really Raquel (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
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music by John Stafford Smith
lyrics by Francis Scott Key
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Raquel on wheels
14 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Raquel Welch in one of her best movies: a gritty look at roller derby with an unusual point of view, the protagonist being a sexy woman in #11 track uniforms. Film casts a jaundiced eye at roller derby audiences (seen at certain points are children, mentally-challenged twins, and older folks cheering the violent brawls and making obscene gestures, and a little old lady who spends all her money on roller derby games). Yet it's also a tough and sometimes sad character-study about one woman trying to do her best with what she's got. Raquel ends up dating the team's owner, but gets on the wrong side of her teammates (all of them!) and has to fight for her dignity and self-worth. No-nonsense script, a direction with few frills, solid supporting cast (including Jodie Foster in a bit), and Don Ellis' jazzy background score make "Kansas City Bomber" a drive-in classic. ***1/2 from ****


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