Beyond ensuring that she makes it into Julliard as a flautist for the upcoming fall term, wealthy Lillian and Roger Barkley largely neglect their teenaged daughter, Terry Barkley. Although Terry doesn't try to hide the facts from them, her parents have no idea that she hates the flute and the associated music, has no desire to attend Julliard, and spends all her time on the proverbial wrong side of the tracks with her friend Lana roller skating on the Venice Beach boardwalk with the legions of other roller skaters. There, she attracts the attention of Bobby James, the hotshot skater who rightly believes he is headed to the next Olympics. Terry initially rebuffs Bobby's advances, until she asks him to teach her how to dance so that they can compete in the upcoming roller boogie contest at Jammer's, the local skating rink owned by Jammer Delaney, a former roller derby star. Terry and Bobby's relationship eventually becomes more than just about skating. But the roller boogie contest and ...
It's love on wheels!
21 December 1979 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $767,854,
23 December 1979, Limited Release
Gross USA: $13,253,715
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Near the beginning of the movie, a maid goes upstairs at Terry's house, passing Terry on her way down to meet her parents for breakfast. When Terry arrives, the maid is serving her parents at the dining table. See more
Okay, put another 20 pounds on that, boy!
Wha? Another 20 pounds, Mazssah Hoppy? Why, shore 'nuff, sir!
Referenced in The Cinema Snob Movie
Hell on Wheels
(as Michele Aller)/Bob Esty
Performed by Cher
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