Rink Of Fire

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Fed up with her lousy factory job and lecherous boss, Karen (Claudia Jennings) quits in spectacular fashion and tries out for the Avengers roller derby team…a perfect forum for her pent-up rage. The kid’s a natural and soon she’s rocketing to the top, much to the consternation of her teammates, as she goes from newbie to star to prima donna. She soon learns that the people who put you on a pedestal are often the first to start kicking it out from under you. Claudia gives a ferocious but nuanced performance, perhaps the finest in her tragically short life. (She was killed in a car crash at age 29).  Also starrring Roberta Collins (The Big Doll House, Caged Heat) and Candice Roman (The Big Bird Cage). The film was edited by Marty Scorsese. 

 

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