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Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)

PG | | Comedy | October 1979 (USA)
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
Dave Mason ...
David Landsberg ...
Len Bari ...
Alphonse (as Lenny Bari)
Murray Langston ...
The Drunk
Skatetown Doctor
Denny Johnston ...
The Wizard


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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Skate Town  »

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Did You Know?


This film was the first roller-disco movie of the late 1970s. It was released a few months before Roller Boogie (1979). See more »


Referenced in Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders' (2005) See more »


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I loved this movie when I was 8
30 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I really wish they would release this on DVD. You gotta love those late 70's early 80's movies about Rollerskating. If you liked Rollerboogie, you'll love this! It's not a work of art, but it's a lot of fun, especially if you grew up in that time period. If anything it's fun to laugh at and say, "I really liked this crap?" How can you beat the all star cast of Scott Baio, Maureen McCormick, and that blonde guy who "acted" with Scott Baio as the jerky jock in Zapped. If you loved the 70's and afterschool specials, I highly suggest (if they ever release this) to give it a viewing. You'll laugh, you'll cry (that your actually having fun watching it), and it just might become your favorite movie about late 70's Rollerdisco.

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