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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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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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Trivia

Production shut down for six weeks after Raquel Welch broke her wrist during training. In the interim, she flew to Budapest and filmed a cameo in "Bluebeard" opposite Richard Burton. Said Welch of the eager "Bluebeard" producers: "They didn't care if my arm was broke." 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

K.C. Carr: But you can't just throw Hank on the dump heap after you've used him!
Burt Henry: What the hell you talking about, use him? We're all used! You, me, anybody on two legs! That's what it's all about. That's your American pie for you. You ought to know that by now.
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The Star-Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
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One of my greatest guilty pleasures
21 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

OK, so before Raquel became a "serious" actress, she did a number of fluffy, inconsequential films which displayed far more of her physical attributes than any heavy-duty acting chops. This film (while keeping la Raquel covered, for the most part) pretty much falls into "fluffy": good-hearted but lonely divorceé Diane "KC" Carr tries to make it in the Roller Games circuit, clashing with female cohorts and dodging male advances. Being a huge fan of Roller Games during the early 70s, I was thrilled that this film featured a number of RollerGame stars who were big at the time. Toss in a love affair between KC and a manipulative team owner, stir in strained relationships between KC & her mother and KC and one of her two young children (one played by a young Jodie Foster), add a bitter rivalry with fading Roller Games queen Jackie (excellent Golden Globe nominated performance by Helena Kallianiotes) and there hangs the drama. Kevin McCarthy oozes as the pawn-shifting team owner, and pulls off the love-interest quite believably in spite of the fact he is 26 years her senior! Overall, a good effort (with La Raquel executive producing) and a check-your-brains-at-the-door kind of movie, but one I still love to curl up in front of... even while folding laundry.

As of March 15, 2005, I just learned that the movie is finally scheduled for DVD release May 31, 2005. For those of you who have bought previous DVD versions, you're probably already aware that they're cheesy bootleg copies, mostly taped from TV then transferred to DVD-R; says the seller, "I bought this at a convention, so that's why the picture isn't so great."


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