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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
Xanadu for example. And the cast combined a lot of teen talent of the
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
Skatetown U.S.A. has never been released on video and I've never heard of
being aired on TV so it might be tough to find a copy.
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