Kansas City Bomber (1972)

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The highs, lows and pitfalls of being a roller derby queen are put under the spotlight in the defiantly unglamorous sleeper hit that proved Raquel Welch was a lot more than a pretty face.

The former Hammer sex symbol is terrific as K. C. Carr, the roller-skating champion, juggling life as a single parent with her career and her dreams of stardom when she joins an unfriendly new team.

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Top TV movie director Jerrold Freedman gives the picture a vital documentary feel and captures some hair-raising turns in the sporting sequences, which were filmed at popular roller venues.

Welch's daughter is played by a very young Jodie Foster.

kansascitybomber7Diane 'KC' Carr
Raquel Welch
Burt Henry
Kevin McCarthy
Jackie Burdette
Helena Kallianiotes
Horrible Hank Hopkins
Norman Alden
Trainer Vivien
Jeanne Cooper
Lovey
Mary Kay Pass
Mrs. Carr
Martine Bartlett
Tammy O'Brien
Cornelia Sharpe
Rita
Jodie Foster
Randy
William Gray Espy
Dick Wicks
Russ Marin
Walt
Stephen Manley

Director
Jerrold Freedman