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?
Roller skater Jim Bray
had won about 275 trophies at the time he appeared in this movie. See more
Near the beginning of the movie, in the home of the lead character, a maid is seen going upstairs, passing Terry (Linda Blair) who is on her way down to meet her parents having breakfast. When she arrives, the same maid is seen serving her parents at the dining table. See more
Daddy, I need to ask you a favor.
[coming into the room
Well, as long as it's not about skating, or disco music.
Lillian, shut up!
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