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 »
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 »
I just want a little piece of the action so I don't have to apologize every time I turn around, that's all.
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Raquel Welch proves that she is more than just a sex symbol
Legitimate sex symbols like Raquel Welch have always had to face the (sexist) prejudice of the "since they're so beautiful, they can't act" variety (of course, this often extends to male stars as well - Richard Gere, for example). But Raquel gives a fine performance in "Kansas City Bomber" - quiet when it needs to be, spirited when it needs to be. And she was not the same type of sex symbol that Marilyn Monroe was: she was highly athletic, and in this movie you can see her roller-skating, punching, kicking, headlocking, elbow-dropping, jumping, ducking, taking bumps, rolling around on the ground (including a memorable catfight right next to some train tracks!), etc. It's a physically challenging role, and Raquel is more than up to the challenge. The movie does feel aimless and repetitive at times, the ending doesn't really resolve much and Kevin McCarthy is not exactly the most believable romantic partner for Raquel, but her fans, as well as fans of movies about women in sports, will probably find enough of interest here. (**1/2)
* Another recommendation: the pro-wrestling film "All The Marbles".
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