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.
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.
Diane ‘KC’ Carr
Horrible Hank Hopkins
Mary Kay Pass
William Gray Espy