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Karen wants more action out of life and quits her job at the cannery to become a skater in the roller derby. She encounters friction from the other skaters - especially Mickey, the current ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Jennings ...
Karen Walker
Louis Quinn ...
Mr. Stern
Betty Anne Rees ...
Mickey
Roberta Collins ...
Jennifer
Alan Vint ...
Greg
Candice Roman ...
Donna
Jay Varela ...
Nick
Charlene Jones ...
Beverly Brayton
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Marshall
Maxine Gates ...
Angie Striker
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Karen's Mother
John Harmon ...
Doctor
Karl Rizzo ...
Referee
Mike Miller ...
Referee
John Steadman ...
Guard
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Karen wants more action out of life and quits her job at the cannery to become a skater in the roller derby. She encounters friction from the other skaters - especially Mickey, the current number one star of the team. Karen proves herself a feisty competitor but refuses to be a team player. As she skates her way to roller stardom, she incurs the wrath of jealous team members and the owner of the team. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A locker room look at the toughest broads in the world! See more »

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10 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Martin Scorsese's first job as an editor. See more »

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At the gun range, after firing all the rounds Nick, empties the spent rounds, but it is obvious the rounds weren't fired, with the bullet and shell still intact. See more »

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Edited into Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

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Stay Away From Karen
Written by Bobby Hart, Danny Janssen
Sung by Louie and the Rockets
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The '70s as they were....
5 November 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

..as in 'bad fashions,' 'bad hairdos,' and just plain old tackiness.

The movie isn't really interesting. A woman who is being harassed by her employer (even through she's annoying as hell) and goes into the rollerderby. Despite the fact that all her teammates hate her, she somehow succeeds by her viciousness alone and spends the latter half of the movie beating down her opposition and getting beaten in return. At the end, she just goes around beating the hell out of people, shows her tattoo for some reason, and all this nonsense ends.

It was basically the last half of a drive-in triple feature and it shows. Nudity is sparse, violence is all around, and the movie tries to be gritty but only succeeds in being extremely goofy and annoying. There is no real plot and nobody will care at the end. I have a feeling this was designed to GET people out of the theater or to give teens in the '70s extra time to makeout or get their clothes on before the drive-in closed.

Be warned. It's a long ride to nowhere.


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