Monday, June 30, 2008

Swayze! Baio! Buzzi! Barty!

The trailer for "Skatetown, U.S.A." (1979) features some tasty bites of Patrick Swayze (here in his movie debut as Rollerskate Gang leader "Ace Johnson"), and plenty of contemporary flamboyant fashion and lighting.

The cast, as glimpsed in the trailer and as listed at IMDB, reads like a punchline we might have come up with in college: Scott Baio, Swayze, Flip Wilson, Ruth Buzzi, Maureen McCormick, Ron Palillo, Billy Barty, Melissa Sue Anderson, Murray Langston ("The Unknown Comic"), Judy Landers, and Dorothy Stratten.

An extended synopsis with a few screencaps can be found here.

(via Nick Adams, pointing to a screening this Saturday in Los Angeles)

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