Hell on Wheels
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Hell on Wheels
When a group of speed-skating Texas women set out to resurrect the once-popular sport of roller derby, they quickly find their efforts complicated by internal strife that threatens to sink the endeavor before it ever gets off of the ground. It was all supposed to be so easy: A group of athletically inclined women band together in order to bring back a sport that one flourished and the public gets a warm blast of nostalgia while also receiving a fresh alternative to the staid world of modern sports. Leave it to infighting and politics to prevent a fledgling organization from ever taking flight… More

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"An inspirational film, with a fairly conventional structure and a vivid, sometimes heroic cast of women."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"An almost wholesome chronicle of the origins of the roller-derby renaissance,"
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"The movie is at its best -- and its most unexpected -- as a surprise economics lesson: a paean to the value of collectivism vs. the typical capitalistic business model in which all the power is at the top."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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