Flip Wilson portrays both the co-owner of a roller rink and the wife of the co-owner of a roller rink in “SKATETOWN, U.S.A.,” a roller disco extravaganza from Rastar for Columbia Pictures release.
At the recent Alamo Drafthouse Weird Wednesday screening for this film the line at the Ritz was down the block an hour before it even started! Who knew roller boogie could bring out the Austin crowds like this film did! The film itself was an absolute blast and what really is surprising about it is the sensational roller boogie choreography done by both Patrick Swayze as Ace Johnson and Greg Bradford as Stan. Mr. Swayze in particular turns his roller boogie performance into one for the ages. Honestly from everything I knew about the film was that there was little or no time for prep and rehearsal. How Mr. Bradford and Mr. Swayze came into such Olympic Gold Medal worthy and rock out roller boogie jam scenes is beyond me, yet they pull it off without the slightest bit of camp or hesitation. In addition their performances are lensed and edited perfectly together with their dance moves and the music. When it comes to roller boggie in cinema there is nothing as exciting as Skatetown, U.S.A.!
::: Fan Drawings from Alamo Drafthouse Weird Wednesday Screening (NSFW)
Official still that was used in the original US release of the film.
::: IMDb Profile