About Roller Boogie
Director Mark Lester’s film is an 80’s take on 60’s beach movies, substituting roller skates and disco for surfboards and rock n’ roll. Linda Blair stars along with A.I.P. favorite Beverly Garland in a dance-fueled love story mixing music and mobsters. Like the beach movies, it was targeted directly toward teens and was reasonably successful within that market. Though it received predictably bad reviews, Roller Boogie joins Xanadu, Can’t Stop the Music and The Apple as singular touchstones of 80’s camp.