Director: Vernon Zimmerman Run Time: 88 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1972
Starring: Betty Anne Rees, Claudia Jennings, Roberta Collins, Victor Argo
This January THE DEUCE Film Series rolls into the New Year and the Liberty Theatre with Vernon Zimmerman’s 1972 raucous roller-derby riot-act: THE UNHOLY ROLLERS!
Plus: Prizes and surprises, Bronx Brewery Pale Ale at the after-party, and music by Maestro Jeff! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!
Welcome to a world where Women rule – in and out of the rink – and Men are mostly dinks!! Claudia Jennings busts out of the boredom of barely livin’ and beats her way to the top of the roller-derby-dame-game … leaving broken bones, broken hearts, and a bounty of bruises in her wake on her rise – and sometimes falls – to “stardom”!!… Jammers, scammers, and a bevy of boisterous ball-bustin’ ladies… double dates and double crosses… the seduction of subculture… Rebels on wheels!!
Vernon Zimmerman’s zippy quickie for Roger Corman and American International Pictures has more guts and gusto than a barrelful of Drew Barrymore’s big-budget ‘Whip It’ bomb rip-off … with editing “supervision” by Martin Scorsese! Avengers for life!!!