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?
was originally hired as a stunt double for Linda Blair
's then-uncast leading man. When the producers failed to find an actor they liked, they cast Bray. His stunt double, Jerry Bregman
, skated in all of the skate park scenes and jumped over the limo with Blair's stunt double. See more
Bobby keeps talking about going to the Olympics. Roller skating is not an Olympic sport. See more
So what, I'm a musical genius! Whatta drag! Whatta bummer!
Music by Bob Esty
Lyrics by Michael Brooks
Performed by Jean Shy
Courtesy of RSO Records See more