Cinema: Bad Sports

KANSAS CITY BOMBER

Directed by JERROLD FREEDMAN Screenplay by THOMAS RICKMAN and CALVIN CLEMENTS

It may have been a technical miscalculation, but a certain measure of thanks is due to Don Johnson and Harry Jetrick, the soundmen on this roller-skating movie, who have created such an uproar on the roller rink that much of the dialogue is incomprehensible.

This leaves us free to contemplate Raquel Welch as she skates about and gamely impersonates a certain K.C. (for Kansas City) Carr. Miss Welch, it soon becomes apparent, is not well cast. Although she attempts a measure of characterization by jawing some gum, she never succeeds...

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