Hell on Wheels (2007)





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When a group of speed-skating Texas women set out to resurrect the once-popular sport of roller derby, they quickly find their efforts complicated by internal strife that threatens to sink the endeavor before it ever gets off of the ground. It was all supposed to be so easy: A group of athletically inclined women band together in order to bring back a sport that one flourished and the public gets a warm blast of nostalgia while also receiving a fresh alternative to the staid world of modern sports. Leave it to infighting and politics to prevent a fledgling organization from ever taking flight though, because when egos clash and sides are chosen two leagues will emerge to the confusion of roller derby enthusiasts everywhere. Is there really room for dueling leagues in the international roller derby revival, or will stubbornness and bureaucratic red-tape sink both leagues before the first body is thrown over the rails?
Documentary , Sports & Fitness
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Critic Reviews for Hell on Wheels

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

An inspirational film, with a fairly conventional structure and a vivid, sometimes heroic cast of women.

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
New York Times
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An almost wholesome chronicle of the origins of the roller-derby renaissance,

Full Review… | November 16, 2010
Village Voice
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The movie is at its best -- and its most unexpected -- as a surprise economics lesson: a paean to the value of collectivism vs. the typical capitalistic business model in which all the power is at the top.

Full Review… | December 10, 2010
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for Hell on Wheels


Must have been an inspiration for the movie 'Whip It'. Finally a doc that women will love, but confirms my beliefs that women can be nutty.

Wu Chouin
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