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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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Harvey Ross
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Frankey
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Stan
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Himself
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Jimmy
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Allison
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Irwin
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Alphonse (as Lenny Bari)
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The Drunk
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Skatetown Doctor
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The Wizard
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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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The nickname of the DJ was the Wizard. The Motown/disco movie The Wiz (1978) had been released the previous year. See more »

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Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

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Roller Girl
Written and Performed by John Sebastian
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Another roller disco....
27 July 2001 | by (Wyoming) – See all my reviews

As with "Xanadu", "Roller Boogie", etc. you have to watch this one and decide for yourself. If you liked those other disco movies, you'll very probably like "Skatetown U.S.A."

The basic plot consists of clashing roller skate gangs and who's going to win the contest.

Actually it's not bad in some respects. Much better skating sequences than Xanadu for example. And the cast combined a lot of teen talent of the time; Baio, Swayze, etc. (In fact I believe this was Swayze's first film). The story is predictable and weak, but it's the music that makes this type of film. I also liked the wild-haired DJ!

I wish this film would be released on video. My copy is a 16mm print with mono sound. I'm sure a stereo track would enhance it quite a bit.

Skatetown U.S.A. has never been released on video and I've never heard of it being aired on TV so it might be tough to find a copy.


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