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.
Diane ‘KC’ Carr
Horrible Hank Hopkins
Mary Kay Pass
William Gray Espy
Big Bertha Bogliani
Patti ‘Moo Moo’ Cavin