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Skatetown USA (1979)

Stan (Greg Bradford, who did nothing before or after this movie) is a street skater who visits the roller disco with his sister Susan (Maureen McCormick of The Brady Bunch in tight shorts!) to enter a championship contest.

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He falls instantly in love with the pettiest, most aloof girl in the place.

This ballerina on rubber wheels also happens to be the kid sister of Ace Johnson(Patrick Swayze in his first screen role), the long-reigning skate champion.

Yep, it’s basically a dumbed down Romeo and Juliet on roller skates with disco music, but Skatetown USA is a celebration – along with Roller Boogie (1979) of that brief time that roller disco was ruling the youth culture.

The brilliant soundtrack features Earth, Wind & Fire and The Jacksons.

Richie
Scott Baio
Dave Mason
Himself
Frankey
Ron Palillo
Elvira
Ruth Buzzi
Ace Johnson
Patrick Swayze
Harvey Ross
Flip Wilson
Susan
Maureen McCormick
Stan
Greg Bradford
Allison
Kelly Lang
Jimmy
Billy Barty
Irwin
David Landsberg
Alphonse
Lenny Bari
Murray
Sydney Lassick

Director
William A Levey