Kansas City Bomber

Kansas City Bomber is a 1972 American drama film released by MetroGoldwynMayer, directed by Jerrold Freedman and starring Raquel Welch.

The story focuses on K.C. Carr Welch who has just left her former team in Kansas City, Missouri to start her life as a single mother over again in Portland, Oregon with a team called the Portland Loggers. Loggers owner Burt Henry McCarthy is clearly interested in her, and K.C. and Burt date. But Burt has a rather ruthless side to him he trades away K.C.s best friend on the team, and when he sees that star male skater Horrible Hank Hopkins is interested in her, he manipulates the audience into booing Hopkins, causing him to go crazy and lose his job. Henrys endgame is to set up a match race between K.C. and her teammate and rival Jackie Burdette Kallianiotes, with K.C. deliberately losing so that she can join Henry at a new team hes setting up in Chicago. But K.C. doesnt trust Henry anymore or his promises to let her bring her daughter along and wins the match race.The songwriter Phil Ochs wrote a song with the same title that he had intended as title song for the film, but was rejected by MetroGoldwynMayer. Ochs had AampM Records issue the song as a single anyway, and hoped to publicly debut the song at the Los Angeles Thunderbirds track during a Roller Games television taping at Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium, as many of the Thunderbirds skaters had appeared in the movie as extras and announcer Dick Lane had a small speaking role Thunderbirds owner Bill Griffiths Sr. rejected that idea as well. Don Ellis contributed the score of the film. ........

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