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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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Taglines:

Don't muck around with "The Jammer." She'll take your wheels and jam them down your throat! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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, after firing all the rounds Nick, empties the spent rounds, but it is obvious the rounds weren't fired, with the bullet and shell still intact. See more »

Quotes

Karen Walker: Boy, I'd like to get Mickey Martinez down here. Turn her loose on a couple of people.
Foreman: [walks up, grabs Karen from behind] You ought turn yourself loose.
Karen Walker: Get off! Keep your crappy hands off me.
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Connections

Edited into Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Stay Away From Karen
Written by Bobby Hart, Danny Janssen
Sung by Louie and the Rockets
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An overlooked gem
24 July 2000 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Unholy Rollers is AIP cinema verite, a true American film classic that peels the facade away from the cult of sports celebrity. Claudia Jennings is outstanding as the roller queen whose place on the pedestal is about to be taken by the next one in line. She plays the role with utter conviction, and the film's low budget limitations lend added authenticity to its depiction of this seedy American pastime.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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