Patrick Swayze, skating in 1979

The movie Skatetown U.S.A. is hard to find, I counsel those of you who might try not to bother. Despite period glamour and an amazing cast (Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Ron Palillo, Ruth Buzzi, Billy Barty and Dorothy Stratten in addition to Patrick Swayze in his first-ever role), it’s dull.

Swayze skates well but it’s not enough to save the picture.

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