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!
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This film is listed among the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more
The first time Bobby offers to show Terri some fancy skate moves at the beach boardwalk, he says "Come on, I'll show you", "It's easy" but he's only smiling wide at Terri. His mouth does not move. See more
[to Bobby James while skating down a hill
You're heading for the Olympics; I'm heading for broken bones.
Music by Bob Esty
Lyrics by Michael Brooks
Performed by Bob Esty
Courtesy of Casablanca Records and Filmworks Inc. See more