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A few years back, my future wife and I were looking for something to watch on the boob tube when we innocently stumbled upon a movie that, within minutes, had us dumbfounded. (On a side note: Whoever chose to broadcast this movie on tv in the 21st century must have been out of their minds.) Neither of us had ever seen the likes of it before and immediately became entranced in its numerous dubious qualities. More specifically, the film's "interesting" take on the supposed roller skating boom going on in southern California (heck, the entire country?) in the late 1970s. Mix that enticing plot device with the irresistible allure that is disco music, throw in some tried-and-true youthful rebellion coupled with a ridiculously cheesy love story and you've got a classic in the making. What movie is it, you might be asking? Well, it's the only one gutsy enough to use the tagline "Love on Wheels" in its promotion. Wow.Not to be confused with Boogie Nights, Boogie Woogie, High Roller, or even Boogie Man, Roller Boogie's main attraction is, you guessed it, roller skating. It's all these people do. Getting around town? Strap on the skates. Picking up women? It can only be done with four wheels on each foot. Walking up and down stairs, making out on a dumpster, inexplicably performing handstands on a bench, being chased by a limousine full of gun-wielding mobsters, throwing vegetables at said mobsters – it's all performed while sporting their roller skates. Roller skates! And the movie is the more ridiculous and better for it. Oh, and it stars Linda Blair, too. Yes, there's drama, love, betrayal, comedy (intentional and not) – all the components needed for a great film to come to fruition. But it's the roller skating that gets more of a push than any other element in the movie – by a long shot. And I get it, the activity is a central factor to the lives of the characters (although how they manage to make a living is beyond me) as well as the plot in general, but Roller Boogie will, without warning, morph into nothing more than a psychotic video showcase of how cool roller skating apparently was back in the late 70's. Happen to notice that promo was practically wall-to-wall skating? Yeah. Some of the stuff you'll see performed on said skates will blow your mind and leave you laughing your a** off. Don't believe me? Then take a look at this next video. This is the first roughly four minutes of Roller Boogie. I'm not kidding.We now own this movie on DVD.
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I saw you watching this earlier. Didn't know what to say.
They probably all work at the local Sonic Drive-In for their living.
All I can say is...
Holy Crap! I remember this movie, me and my friend watch it when it was mistakingly sent to him over netflix instead of Distric B-13. It had a guy named Hopper and a woman named Phones for God sake!
Roller skates are hip! Stop making fun of them!
Don't believe the hype. It's just Dances with Wolves on roller skates.
to see how it should be done, see if you can find a copy of XANADU. you'll thank me.
you really won't thank me
jeff check out the movie troll 2
you can find it on hulu
I like how everyone in like a professional skater in this. I think it would have been funny if just one of them had tripped and caused a train reaction, lol.
It sounds like its perfect for Riff Trax
I have two things to say: this whole thing is just scary; and Jeff, why the hell would you be watching this stuff!?!?
I'm getting this movie. No, really. I'm about to give money to someone I've never met in exchange for my own copy of this movie. Never once watched Citizen Kane but *** it to hell if won't be watching Roller *** Boogie come next weekend.
This is why no one ever asks me for my opinion on movies.
Oh man, what an awful movie. How'd you watch the whole thing? The Youtube clip was painful enough.
Skin tight one pieces...nice...
I must now go find this movie.
I love it. I was in shocked awe. I couldn't turn away. I couldn't believe there was actually a couple making out on a DUMPSTER! that's great. I must find this movie and watch it. To all that have said this looks horrible, you have no idea what you are talking about. This looks great.
Sorry dude, but there's already a best worst movie. And i don't know if anything is worse than Troll 2. http://bestworstmovie.com/
You want another terrible movie. Try Disco Godfather. It's kind of like Black Dynamite, except it was an actual blacksploitation film in the 70s.