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When mobsters set up shop in a quiet suburban community and try to turn the roller rink, Roller Town, into a money-making video arcade, local roller-skating hero Leo (Mark Little) is forced to fight back. There to help him are his best friends, Music (a jive-talking break-dancer) (Adam Bayne) and Julia (a high-society rich girl/the girl of Leo’s dreams) (Kayla Lorette). The friends quickly find themselves outnumbered by a mob that infiltrates every part of town. Before long, Roller Town is full of arcade machines, skaters have turned into gamers, and the whole town has fallen under the zombie spell of video games. Refusing to give up, Leo and his friends use the power of roller-skating, friendship and the boogie to thwart the mob’s plans and banish evil videogames from the town forever. Amen.
Weird, awkward, hilarious!
I was surprised how unique this film was, and while admittedly there as many "hit" jokes as there are "misses," some of the real funny stuff are those really good kind of laughs that make your cheeks hurt. This is a wild spoof of all those awful disco and roller derby movies, with a dash of the mob genre and a bit of the Kids in the Hall spirit. It's also quite short, so it moves along at a good pace.I didn't know too much about Mark Little and the rest of the Picnicface improv group before this movie, but it's a shame they've basically disbanded. Here's hoping there will be a reunion sooner than later!