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Jam (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 12 March 2006 (USA)
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They were television sports stars of the '60s and '70s, a bigger draw than major league baseball. And then, virtually overnight, they disappeared. Now, one man has brought them all back to ... See full summary »

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Mark Woollen
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Dan Ferrari Dan Ferrari ... Self
Larry Lee Larry Lee ... Self
Tim Patten Tim Patten ... Self
Alfonso Reyes Alfonso Reyes ... Self
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They were television sports stars of the '60s and '70s, a bigger draw than major league baseball. And then, virtually overnight, they disappeared. Now, one man has brought them all back to reclaim their lost glory! Shot over seven years (1998-2004), JAM follows the saga of the America Roller Derby League, a group of fading Roller Derby stars who, despite the fact that they are in their 50s and 60s, are determined to make the sport a national sensation once again. At the center of it all is Tim Patten, the league's founder and impresario. Diagnosed HIV positive in 1983, Tim believes his passion for Roller Derby is what keeps him alive. Against all odds he pours thousands of dollars into different schemes, ranging from starting an Internet TV show to hiring models, in an effort to bring in crowds. At the same time, he cares for his partner, David, dying of full blown AIDS, and fends off attacks from a former business partner who runs a rival Roller Derby outfit. Equal parts hilarious ... Written by Anonymous

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In 1973, roller derby died... Nobody told them

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untrue statements
15 March 2009 | by kevp1955See all my reviews

to the author of the last comment....this would have been a great documentary if anything about it would have been true. All of the events in the film are out of order as far as the dates of games such as the game at the San Francisco Civic being the farewell game. The promoter in the game had at least five more games before his promoting was over. A true documentary worthy of awards has to be totally truthful and have accurate information in it.....this film doesn't and any derby fan will tell you this....it was more of an untrue drama but did have some good interviews. I would have had high praise for this film since I do have a copy of it if all of the information would have been more accurate and not made up for the sake of making it more interesting. Maybe Tim should have viewed the highly hailed 1971 documentary Derby more closely. That was a true documentary.


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$450,000 (estimated)
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