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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 Huggo

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It's love on wheels!

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Linda Blair also did a some of her own skating, even though a couple of roller skating scenes, including skating chase down the streets and canals of Venice and jumping over a car, was done by two different stunt women. See more »

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In the sequence where Terry is playing flute in the classical ensemble, she adjusts her skirt with one of her hands during the final chord. However, on this final chord the flute part ends on a (concert) D, a note whose flute fingering requires both hands. See more »

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Bobby James: Do you have a mental problem or something? First you want to skate then you don't want to skate.
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Written by Mavis (as Michelle Aller) and Bob Esty
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Linda in skates!!
8 September 2009 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

It'an innocent final 70s movie, where Linda Blair moves to skate with her boyfriend, expert roller skater Jim Bray and her friends making a plan to safe the disco palace where a devilish business man tries to build a Shopping Mall there. At the end of the night is the roller skating championship. Evertything must go perfect. The movie is bad, but you cannot denied to be amazed about the disco music, the roller skates and Linda. There's innocence in this movie. This kids loves sport, to hangout with girls not only for sex and loves have fun drinking a soda in the roller boogie place. This are times hard to get now, and the nostalgia wins a 10. Maybe will bore some, but still got it's cheesy magic.

Directed by Mark L. Lester.


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