Prayer of the Rollerboys (1991)

Nomination Year: 2003
SYNOPSIS:  A white supremacist street gang is taking over the city on the strength of a new designer drug they've introduced. A down-on-his-luck pizza-delivery boy (Corey Haim) could have been a key member of the gang because, as a child, he was the next door neighbor and best friend of gang leader Gary Lee. But he's chosen an honest lifestyle instead. At least, until the gang hooks his kid brother on their new drug. Now he's made a deal with the cops to cash in on his friendship with Gary Lee to infiltrate the gang and bring down their operation from the inside. Oh, and it's after the apocalypse. And everybody's on rollerskates.

Smithee Award Winner! Most Ludicrous Premise

Skate or Die!
Before many of you were born, our parents defaulted on the national debt. Now the nation is owned by foreigners and we're forced to live in homeless camps. But the day of the White Race is coming. And it will be brought about by...um... rollerskating.

Worst Picture

Drive-by Shooting, Rollerboy-Style
It's the cinematography here that really makes this scene amazing. It has all the elements of the classic gang movie killing: The back-lit shooters, the moody music, the slow-motion action sequences, the muzzle flashes silhouetted against the night sky. It's a classic. These guys deserve an Oscar. Or at least a Smithee.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Corey Haim Was the annoying brother in The Lost Boys 
Patricia Arquette Starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors; sister of David and Rosanna 
Christopher Collet Was in (ugh) The Langoliers 
Director Claim to Fame
Rick King  

Greg Pearson

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