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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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On the boards she's a skull cracker at 40 m.p.h. On a date she really plays rough! See more »

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10 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Leader of the Pack  »

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Trivia

Martin Scorsese's first job as an editor. 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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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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Claudia Jennings best film
13 May 1999 | by (jimbogolfer@home.com) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that Claudia Jennings, Playboy playmate of the year, died at age 29 from a traffic accident, and made a series of low budget, forgettable films. Many of these films still appear on TV from time to time, but not Unholy Rollers, her best film. Another shame. Unholy Rollers is about Claudia joining a roller derby troupe and because of her personality and strikingly good looks, never being accepted into the group. The film is low budget all the way. Probably did well at drive-ins and rural markets, but got swamped by Kansas City Bomber released the same year. I never cared for the roller derby, it's quite stupid, but this "inside story" is quite decent. Just don't expect to find it.


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