MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 25,778 this week

Derby (1971)

R  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Sport  |  14 April 1971 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 14 critic

Derby is a fascinating look at the world of 1970s professional Roller Derby. Features lots of on-track action, as well as an off-track behind the scenes look at the lives of the Roller ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2063 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1226 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1083 titles
created 14 Jul 2013
 
a list of 2 titles
created 13 Mar 2014
 
a list of 2875 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Derby" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Derby (1971)

Derby (1971) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Derby.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Whip It (2009)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Director: Drew Barrymore
Stars: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.

Director: Jerrold Freedman
Stars: Raquel Welch, Kevin McCarthy, Helena Kallianiotes
Carny (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A carnival comes to a small town. Eighteen year old Donna meets Frankie and Patch, two carnival hustlers. They earn their living by mercilessly taunting spectators to try to dump one of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kaylor
Stars: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Karen wants more action out of life and quits her job at the cannery to become a skater in the roller derby. She encounters friction from the other skaters - especially Mickey, the current ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Zimmerman
Stars: Claudia Jennings, Louis Quinn, Betty Anne Rees
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Steve is a college freshman who plays tennis for the school. But he falls desperately in love with Shelly, also a tennis player. It's all downhill from there. Steve can't eat, he can't ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kaylor
Stars: Chad Lowe, Gail O'Grady, Patrick Breen
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlie O'Connell ...
Himself
Mike Snell ...
Himself
Christina Snell ...
Herself
Butch Snell ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Calvello ...
Herself
Lydia Clay ...
Herself
Janet Earp ...
Herself
Eddie Krebs ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Derby is a fascinating look at the world of 1970s professional Roller Derby. Features lots of on-track action, as well as an off-track behind the scenes look at the lives of the Roller Derby pros featured in the film. Written by Fryingham

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A world where men and women play by the same rules.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 April 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roller Derby  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in A Time to Love (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great documentary about american culture
22 July 2002 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

This picture is not so much about roller derby as it is about one particular dude who wants to quit his job at the factory to do roller derby. You don't really get an idea whether he really has potential to make it or whether he is completely deluded. He is an interesting dude especially when you find out about halfway through that he cheats on his wife with as many people as possible. This is a very funny and sad documentary. It is not as polished as say a Maysles brothers picture, but it is definitely worth seeking out, unless you hate good movies, in which case rent the remake of rollerball instead, chump.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Derby (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page