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Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)

Director:
Rick King

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Drama/Sci-Fi

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Rollerboys

RUNNING TIME
94 minutes

Producer:
Robert Mickelson
Screenwriter:
W. Peter Iliff


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Chris Griffin Corey Haim
Casey Patricia Arquette
Gary Lee Christopher Collet
Jaworski J. C. Quinn -
Speedbagger Julius Harris -
Miltie Devin Clark -

 

Review

Surprisingly solid futuristic drama about a society which has been taken over by The Rollerboys, a group of rollerskating youngsters who get high on a drug called "mist". Chris Griffin (Corey Haim) has a run-in with the law and offers to infiltrate the elite group. An intelligent angle and a pleasant absence of moralism and bombastic conclusions keep this film open and interesting. There's definitely a message baked in here more humanity, less indifference with which it's hard to disagree. With agreeable special effects and performances.

Copyright 20.2.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 15.09.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)