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Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  October 1979 (USA)
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At a roller disco competition, two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of $1000 in cash.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Ross
Greg Bradford ...
Dave Mason ...
David Landsberg ...
Len Bari ...
Alphonse (as Lenny Bari)
Murray Langston ...
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Skatetown Doctor
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At a roller disco competition, two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of $1000 in cash.

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The Rock and Roller Disco Movie of the Year!








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October 1979 (USA)  »

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Skate Town  »

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Patrick Swayze and Katherine Kelly Lang's theatrical movie debut. See more »


References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »


(Main Title)
Written by Dave Mason and Brenda Harwell Cooper
Performed by Dave Mason
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How Can You Not Love This?
17 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the very definition of a guilty pleasure film.

Teenage blondes in hot pants and mini skirts, Scott Baio, Marcia Brady, stoners, food fights, midgets, cross dressers, and "Introducing Patrick Swayze" it all takes place within one night within the wall of Skatetown USA!

The plot: Yes, there actually is a plot. True to the Greek unity of time and place the entire film is set in one night inside a roller disco which appears to be the space ship from 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' only BRIGHTER!

The night starts with Scott Baio placing huge bets that his rookie friend Stan can sweep the roller disco competition. But there are troubles in techno paradise as Patrick Swayze and his Ron Jeremy look alike gang arrive on scene and black mail Flip Wilson (no puns intended) Skatetown USA's owner into rigging the contest.

Swayze's performance boldly says that no closet can hold him. But Stan's puts John Travolta performance in 'Staying Alive' to shame.

All in all this is a fun film that never takes itself to seriously. There's some good music which is difficult for the 70s and some really impressive dance scenes. There's also plenty of PG T&A.

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