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  • Kids' Movies Not Just For Kids • April 18–23

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Special Engagements Archive

Skatetown USA

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The Late Show!

Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, & Patrick Swayze in THE rock and roller disco movie of 1979!

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(1979) dir William Levey, w/Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Patrick Swayze, Maureen McCormick [98 min]

“The Greatest Story Ever Rolled!” Dubiously billed as the “Rock and Roller Disco Movie of the Year,” Skatetown, U.S.A. rolled in to theaters just as the roller disco fad it was meant to cash in on began to fade. Starring a who’s who of TV sitcom icons of the era — Flip Wilson, Scott Baio, and Maureen McCormick (best known as Marcia Brady) — the film also features Patrick Swayze’s film debut as a roller-skating bad boy who challenges the hunky disco-skating hero to a duel to the death (read: $1000 and a moped). Featuring a wall-to-wall disco ball-bedazzled soundtrack that boasts Earth, Wind & Fire, Dave Mason, the Jacksons, and more! Unbearably campy fun, this 1970s time capsule is ripe for rediscovery as a quintessential midnight movie classic. — notes from BAMcinematek

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