over 6 years
Reminds me of my youth and how I miss it.
Roller Boogie (1979) is a United Artists film starring Linda Blair (the former child actress from The Exorcist) and introducing Jim Bray (a former competitive artistic skater from California.) The film also stars Beverly Garland, Mark Goddard, and Kimberly Beck, and is directed by Mark L. Lester.
The film is set in the Venice, Los Angeles, California area at the height of the quad roller skating fad. Two characters, Bobby James (Bray) and Terry Barkley (Blair), fall in love while boogie skating to disco music. Along the way they must thwart a powerful mobster who wants the land their favorite roller rink sits on and compete in the Boogie Contest.
The film opens as Bobby James (Jim Bray) with friends Phones (Stoney Jackson), Hoppy (Jimmy Van Patten), Gordo (Albert Insinnia), and a myriad of extras skate to work on the Venice, California, boardwalk. Meanwhile in Beverly Hills, Terry Barkley, genius flautist is also heading towards the beach in her Excalibur Phateon car. She also is...