I wanna watch roller skating movies!
April 14, 2012 1:55 PM   Subscribe

I found this video* on YouTube this morning. As you can see, it's composed of a bunch of clips from movies with rollerskating scenes. I can pick out Shall We Dance?, Rollerball, and The Big Store. What movies are the rest of these clips pulled from?

*Words to the song are innocuous, but do feature the word masturbate. Just a warning.
posted by mollymayhem to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There's Gene Kelly in It's Always Fair Weather
posted by chrisulonic at 2:15 PM on April 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

I think the roller-skating ninjas are from the movie Ninja Thunderbolt.

I'm surprised there's nothing in there from Roll Bounce, which is actually a very good movie. Or Roller Boogie, which is actually a very bad movie.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:11 PM on April 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

I'm disappointed that they didn't include any of this scene from Monster, with Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 3:58 PM on April 14, 2012

I was also expecting Roll Bounce, and Modern Times! But no.
posted by illenion at 4:45 PM on April 14, 2012

I was expecting Gene Kelly in Xanadu.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:08 PM on April 14, 2012

Awesome answers, all. Personally, I'm surprised at the lack of the skating dude from The Warriors.
posted by mollymayhem at 6:18 PM on April 14, 2012

This unit was hoping for clips from the anachronistic skating sequence in Heaven's Gate but kudos for the Rollerball.
posted by Rash at 11:01 PM on April 14, 2012

Also missing Skatetown USA which is understandable since it's not available on DVD. (that fact isn't understandable because it was Patrick Swayze's debut and it is AWESOME.)

Skateland features almost no fancy skating which is a real shame. That movie could have been saved by skating!

My guess is that the more modern artistic skating couple is not from a movie but from a competition.
posted by vespabelle at 11:13 AM on April 15, 2012

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