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Kansas City Bomber (1972)

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 KC Carr, the skating champion, juggling life as a single parent with her career and her dreams of stardom when she joins an unfriendly new team and tries to replace the current star, Jackie Burdette (Helena Kallianiotes).

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, Rita, 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
Mary Kay Pass
Mrs Carr
Martine Bartlett
Tammy O’Brien
Cornelia Sharpe
Jodie Foster
William Gray Espy
Dick Wicks
Russ Marin
Dick Lane
Stephen Manley
Big Bertha Bogliani
Patti ‘Moo Moo’ Cavin

Jerrold Freedman