Unholy Rollers (1972)

Unholy Rollers (1972)

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Claudia Jennings stars as Karen Walker, a woman who sets her sights for roller derby success. Released a few months after Raquel Welch's Kansas City Bomber, Unholy Rollers gives the Welch film a run for its money, despite its exploitation budget, by adding nudity and lesbianism. After being sexually harassed by her loutish boss at the factory, Karen walks out of her job and tries out for the roller derby. She quickly wins a spot on the team and rises to the top, intent on ignoring the violence and grandstanding and concentrating on winning games. Although her teammates dislike her, Karen becomes a hit with the roller derby fans. But soon, her desire for victory becomes an obsession and she ends up losing not only her cool but also most of her clothes.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Studio:
American International Pictures

Cast

Claudia Jennings
as Karen Walker
Louis Quinn
as Mr. Stern
Betty A. Rees
as Mickey
Roberta Collins
as Jennifer
Alan Vint
as Greg
Candy Roman
as Donna
Jay Varela
as Nick
Charlene Jones
as Beverly
Joe E. Tata
as Marshall
Maxine Gates
as Angie Striker
Kathleen Freeman
as Karen's Mother
John Harmon
as Doctor
John Mitchell
as Horace McKay
Carl Rizzo
as Referee
Mike Miller
as Referee
Roxanna Bonilla
as Consuelo
Dan Seymour
as Used Car Dealer
Eve Bruce
as Woman in Bar
Alvin Hammer
as Man in Bar
Victor Argo
as Vinnie the Trainer
Jack Griffin
as Poker Player
Jesús Franco
as Poker Player
Ray Galvin
as Foreman
Louis Pampino
as Worker
Matt Bennett
as Worker
Rick Hurst
as Mover
Terry Wolfe
as Grocery Boy
Perry Cook
as Supermarket Manager
Abbi Henderson
as Girl in Supermarket
Kres Mersky
as Girl in Bar
Cecil Reddick
as Man in Phone Booth
Margaret Smith
as Avenger
Judy Rapp
as Avenger
Mia Abbott
as Avenger
Gloria Clerk
as Avenger
Jerry Petty
as Avenger
Sparky Blaine
as Avenger
Richard Rapp
as Avenger
James Tanioka
as Avenger
Daniel Rainor
as Avenger
John Taylor
as Avenger
Jean David
as Demon
Joe Aragon
as Demon
Eddie Smith
as Demon
Rudy Calvo
as Demon
Joe Madrid
as Demon
Michael Miller
as Referee
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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Unholy Rollers

Claudia Jennings is a real cutie in this one, playing a feisty factory worker who joins a roller derby squad and becomes something of a fan favorite, in spite of what success does to her personal relationships and how her teammates relate to her. Fun breezy look at a sport that I had never really given much thought. Give it a look if you have the chance.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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