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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 ...
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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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The original soundtrack was replaced by a Kendall Schmidt synthesizer score for the HBO VHS release in 1986. 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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Edited by WHO?
12 October 1998 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This is actually a good film. I recommend it for any fans of b-movies/exploitation, or for those who (like myself) remember watching the female roller fights on TV in the 70's and 80's. The plot of this film is very similar to SHOWGIRLS, with an antagonistic, unlikable main character. Believe it or not, the film was edited by the future director of RAGING BULL...


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