Beyond ensuring that she makes it into Julliard as a flautist for the upcoming fall term, wealthy Lillian and Roger Barkley largely neglect their teenaged daughter, Terry Barkley. Although Terry doesn't try to hide the facts from them, her parents have no idea that she hates the flute and the associated music, has no desire to attend Julliard, and spends all her time on the proverbial wrong side of the tracks with her friend Lana roller skating on the Venice Beach boardwalk with the legions of other roller skaters. There, she attracts the attention of Bobby James, the hotshot skater who rightly believes he is headed to the next Olympics. Terry initially rebuffs Bobby's advances, until she asks him to teach her how to dance so that they can compete in the upcoming roller boogie contest at Jammer's, the local skating rink owned by Jammer Delaney, a former roller derby star. Terry and Bobby's relationship eventually becomes more than just about skating. But the roller boogie contest and ... Written by
It's love on wheels!
Did You Know?
had 2 stunt doubles. She also did quite a bit of skating, and developed bursitis in her hip. See more
When Terry plays the flute in the classical ensemble, she adjusts her skirt with one of her hands during the final chord. The flute part ends on a concert D, and the flute fingering for that note requires both hands. See more
So what, I'm a musical genius! Whatta drag! Whatta bummer!
Referenced in Rollerboogie III
All for One, One for All
Words and Music by Mavis
(as Aller) & Bob Esty
Special guest performance by Mavis
(as Mavis Vegas Davis) See more