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The Unholy Rollers (1972)

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:
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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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Don't muck around with "The Jammer." She'll take your wheels and jam them down your throat! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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10 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Leader of the Pack  »

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Trivia

The original soundtrack was replaced by a Kendall Schmidt synthesizer score for the HBO VHS release in 1986. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Barry the Announcer: The referees are powerless in the face of this white hot violence. How can the slaughter be stopped?
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Connections

Edited into Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Stay Away From Karen
Written by Bobby Hart, Danny Janssen
Sung by Louie and the Rockets
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An overlooked gem
24 July 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Unholy Rollers is AIP cinema verite, a true American film classic that peels the facade away from the cult of sports celebrity. Claudia Jennings is outstanding as the roller queen whose place on the pedestal is about to be taken by the next one in line. She plays the role with utter conviction, and the film's low budget limitations lend added authenticity to its depiction of this seedy American pastime.


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