Derby (1970)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sociology, Sports  |   Release Date - Apr 22, 1971 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Filmed in exotic Dayton, Ohio, Derby is not a hat. Nor is it a horse race. No, this "derby" is of the roller variety. The film consists of excellent footage of this rambunctious sport, its participants and aspirants, and its fans. While there are admittedly a few dead spots, the in-your-face roller derby footage compensates for these. Non-roller derby fans may find a few chuckles in Derby, but they'll be laughing with the film and its personnel, not at them.

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roller-derby, behind-the-scenes, dreams-of-success, sports-star, groupie