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Kansas City Bomber (1972)

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

Director:

Jerrold Freedman

Writers:

Thomas Rickman (screenplay by), Calvin Clements Sr. (screenplay by) (as Calvin Clements) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raquel Welch ... K.C. Carr
Kevin McCarthy ... Burt Henry
Helena Kallianiotes ... Jackie Burdette
Norman Alden ... Horrible Hank Hopkins
Jeanne Cooper ... Vivien
Katherine Pass Katherine Pass ... Lovey (as Mary Kay Pass)
Martine Bartlett ... Mrs. Carr
Cornelia Sharpe ... Tammy O'Brien
William Gray Espy William Gray Espy ... Randy
Richard Lane ... Len (as Dick Lane)
Russ Marin Russ Marin ... Dick Wicks
Stephen Manley ... Walt
Jodie Foster ... Rita
Georgia Schmidt Georgia Schmidt ... Old Woman
Shelly Novack Shelly Novack ... Fan
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Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.

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Taglines:

The Hottest Thing On Wheels

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Round Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Fresno, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed almost entirely in Portland Oregon, the bar scenes were shot in the World Famous Kenton Club. A "dive" bar still popular to this day, that has gone almost unchanged since then. See more »

Goofs

KC makes two separate trips to see her children and mother in the movie, but in the second sequence all the actors are wearing the same clothes they had on previously. What's more, when KC makes her first visit, she drives to the location, yet her daughter is seen waiting to say goodbye next to a taxi cab. When KC makes her second trip, that's when she takes the taxi. See more »

Quotes

K.C. Carr: Randy, I don't date skaters.
Randy: A skater! I ain't no skater, I am a goddamn star!
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All Night Market
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Music by Don Ellis
Lyrics by Howard Liebling
Sung by Jeff Thomas
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3 October 2001 | by bfjrnskiSee all my reviews

Kansas City Bomber is both a gritty,realistic action film and a perfect showcase for the talents of Raquel Welch! The film opens with a (staged) match-race which sests the tone for the rest of the story... Raquel portrays Diane"KC"Carr-a beautiful,dissallusional mother of two who has become a pro-skater for both the money and the desire to succeed in something for HERSELF!Her two children(curiously about the same ages as Raquels kids in real-life) live in Kansas City with her concerned yet old-fashioned mother.KC's mother of course wants her to quit the life on the road and simply come home to the kids.KC says she just needs"a piece of the action" but we can tell that Mom's advice IS sinking in! Meanwhile life on the road as a pro-skater is no bed of roses: KC's new team the Portland Loggers is managed by the shifty and suave Burt Henry-Mr. Henry has "big plans" for KC-not to mention making her his(latest?) love interest!Much to the dismay of the other girls on the team-especially the aging,alcoholic,scrapper Jackie Burdett. Mr.Henry's idea of achieving his 'big plans' involve elevating KC's status at whatever the cost! Will he succeed? Or will KC's better judgement win out? Aside from the obvious plot drama,Kansas City Bomber is probably the first movie to reveal the life of second-rate athletes.This movie takes some chances with showing it's skaters as they were in the 1970s-mostly middle-aged and lonely! They travel from city to city in buses,hang out together in cheap bars,and get no other joys from their lives-except while signing thier fans autographs! I especially appreciate the way that the filmakers resisted the temptation to glamourize the sport of pro-skating-instead they have portrayed it mostly as it was in the 70s-a dying sport! These skaters perform to dingy and half-empty arenas and expo centers-populated with the elderly,disabled and too young patrons! Clearly nobody is getting rich here-EXCEPT for the sleazy Mr.Henry!


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