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Prayer of the Rollerboys [VHS] [1990]

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  • Actors: Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Collet, Julius Harris, Devin Clark
  • Directors: Rick King
  • Writers: W. Peter Iliff
  • Producers: Martin F. Gold, Richard Lorber, Robert E. Baruc, Robert Mickelson, Tetsu Fujimura
  • Format: VHS
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: First Independent
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RTW9
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,832 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In the near future America is an ecological disaster zone and in massive financial debt to the Japanese. Amidst all this a gang of teenage hoods on rollerskates are on the rampage, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G. Hirons on 25 July 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The first time I watched this film I was hooked!! Not only is Corey Haim gorgeous but he pulls out a excellent performance as a rollerboy!! A tale of whats life's like when your part of a gang!! If you have never seen this then you must...your missing out!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Aug. 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I first watched this video when I was fifteen, it's the best portrayal of gangs and gang culture in the world.
They also get to ride round looking cool in their white coats swaying from side to side as they skate.
I have been looking for it on video ever since and I'm getting so desperate to get my hands on a copy of the video.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I am watching this movie right now on tv and it's just so cool! It's set in the future when Corey Haim is a rollerskater and joins the Rollerboys gang to tip off the police on all the bad things they do. While doing this he delivers pizzas and takes care of his little brother. I know many people might think it's a corny movie but to me it's so bad that it's good! And for all you 80's kids, COREY HAIM LOOKS HOT! He's hot enough that you can fry an egg off the screen! SIZZLING! Definitely the better looking Corey!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Mind-Blowing Brilliance 3 Nov. 2009
By M. McKenna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A classic film featuring such memorable lines as "Griffin is now of the Dragon!" and featuring Corey Haim at the height of his powers, it will make you want to live in a futuristic dystopia where young men in white trenchcoats get around on their 'blades' peddling an illicit drug called mist in an effort to return a fallen America to its former glory. Bring on the Day of the Rope!
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
It's Not Meant To Be A Rollerblading Movie... 31 Oct. 2004
By Way Too Nectar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
...As I said this movie really isn't about rollerbladeing; that was just a tie-in to entice us. Remember when rollerblading was really popular during the early Nineties? Anyways, "Prayer of The Rollerboys" is about Neo-Naziism,(at least if you watch really closely) if not; then it really is just a rollerblading movie. If you pay attention very carefully you'll notice that every 'Rollerboy' is let's say white(I'm not kidding; watch for yourself). Also if you pay attention to all of Gary Lee's associates; you'll notice that one of them is Japanese and another, whom Corey Haim's character extorts money from, serves pizza(Italian reference?). And if you pay attention to the pizza parlor propietor(named Pinky) and his attitude towards the 'Rollerboys'; you'll notice a slite reference to Italy's political stance during World War II.

The drug 'Mist' has a secret ingredient called 'Rope' which sterilizes those that use it; which is why Gary Lee doesn't want any of his 'Rollerboys' to use it. Once the weak have been sterilized only the strong will be left; hence "Day of the Rope". 'Rope' is the final solution to the ever plagueing problem. The only opposition the 'Rollerboys' face, aside from the police, is a rival gang called the 'B-13'. The 'B-13' is a gang consisting of every minority and then some. Remember the scene where the truck pulls in and the 'B-13' just start cappin'-off 'Rollerboys'? If you do, watch it again, and pay attention to all the peole involved in that scene. I don't know, maybe I'm just over-analizing this flick.

I recommend this movie because if it really IS just a rollerblading movie, than it kicks ass, because it's a pretty graphic rollerblading movie(especially when Bullwinkle gets his brains splattered by that corrupt cop). If this movie really IS about what I think it is, than this movie comepletely sucks balls. Honestly; how tough does a Neo-Nazi look on rolllerblades?

Either, or, I still recommend this movie...but don't pay more than $10 for it(in any medium, i.e. DVD, Laserdisc, and God forbid, VHS). I also would like to add that this is the best movie Corey Haim has been featured in...aside from "Lost Boys".
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Very Fun Movie! 8 July 2001
By Eden - Published on Amazon.com
despite some nasty reviews i've read so far, i think that this is a great movie. It's fun, has an original storyline, and the actors performed very well, particularly Morgan Weisser (Bullwinkle) and Christopher Collet (Gary Lee)....The movie has some great skating sequences and they make you want to skate along with them....
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I like this one 23 July 2000
By "ekal" - Published on Amazon.com
I like this one due to the fact that when i watched it i was well into the rollerblading scene. Its a good movie about a guy who tries to save his little brother becoming a drug addict, on a new drug called 'mist', the punch line is however, this drug makes the user completely impotent. This is a ploy from the Rollerboys themselves to make the America a better place, after its downfall. They call the drugs affects 'the day of the rope'. Corey Haim then comes into play as a hot shot rollerblader, who needs to convert to a rollerboy to save his little bro. By converting he is pushed into a life of sex hungry women, and beating up innocent civilians. This is a good film, but it only deserves three stars due to the fact that its quality and content and not upto todays standards, still i urge you to buy this one.
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