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The Unholy Rollers (1972)

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

Writers:

Howard R. Cohen (screenplay), Vernon Zimmerman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Jennings ... Karen Walker
Louis Quinn ... Mr. Stern
Betty Anne Rees ... Mickey
Roberta Collins ... Jennifer
Alan Vint ... Greg
Candice Roman Candice Roman ... Donna
Jay Varela ... Nick
Charlene Jones Charlene Jones ... Beverly Brayton
Joe E. Tata Joe E. Tata ... Marshall
Maxine Gates Maxine Gates ... Angie Striker
Kathleen Freeman ... Karen's Mother
John Harmon ... Doctor
Karl Rizzo Karl Rizzo ... Referee
Mike Miller Mike Miller ... Referee
John Steadman ... Guard
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Storyline

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 number one star of the team. Karen proves herself a feisty competitor but refuses to be a team player. As she skates her way to roller stardom, she incurs the wrath of jealous team members and the owner of the team. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A locker room look at the toughest broads in the world! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leader of the Pack See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cast list incorrectly shows Mitch Mitchell (drummer for Jimi Hendrix) as playing Horace McKay. See more »

Goofs

At the gun range, the outline of a mic and connecting wire is visible under Nick's shirt. See more »

Quotes

Angie Striker: So the guy says, "Well, we always do it on our hands and knees, you know, dog fashion." And the doctor tells him, "That's why you got a backache all the time." And the guy says,"But, how else could we both watch TV?"
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Edited into Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

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Stay Away From Karen
Written by Bobby Hart, Danny Janssen
Sung by Louie and the Rockets
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Claudia Jennings best film
13 May 1999 | by Jimbo-96See all my reviews

It's a shame that Claudia Jennings, Playboy playmate of the year, died at age 29 from a traffic accident, and made a series of low budget, forgettable films. Many of these films still appear on TV from time to time, but not Unholy Rollers, her best film. Another shame. Unholy Rollers is about Claudia joining a roller derby troupe and because of her personality and strikingly good looks, never being accepted into the group. The film is low budget all the way. Probably did well at drive-ins and rural markets, but got swamped by Kansas City Bomber released the same year. I never cared for the roller derby, it's quite stupid, but this "inside story" is quite decent. Just don't expect to find it.


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