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Roll Bounce (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 23 September 2005 (USA)
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In the summer of 1978, a teenager and his group of friends face new challenges when their neighborhood roller-skating rink closes, forcing them to visit a different rink.

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Malcolm D. Lee
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shad Moss ... Xavier 'X' Smith (as Bow Wow)
Chi McBride ... Curtis Smith
Meagan Good ... Naomi Phillips
Wesley Jonathan ... Sweetness
Marcus T. Paulk ... Boo
Rick Gonzalez ... Naps
Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Tori (as Jurnee Smollett)
Brandon T. Jackson ... Junior
Khleo Thomas ... Mixed Mike
Kellita Smith ... Vivian
Mike Epps ... Byron
Charlie Murphy ... Victor
Nick Cannon ... Bernard
Paul Wesley ... Troy
Daniel Yabut ... Roy
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Storyline

1970s roller-skate jams fuel this coming-of-age comedy, as X and his friends, who rule their local rink, are shocked when their home base goes out of business. Heading over to the Sweetwater Roller Rink, they find their modest talents are, at first, no competition for their trick skaters and pretty girls who follow their every move. Written by IMDb Editors

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Febre dos Patins See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,570,366, 25 September 2005

Gross USA:

$17,380,866

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,500,866
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ten percent of the movie's opening weekend gross was donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. See more »

Goofs

When X and his friends first go to Sweetwater's Roller rink Tori mentions "Emotion" by the Bee Gees, but in 1978 Emotion was performed by Samantha Sang. The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibbs, but it wasn't till much later the Bee Gee's released their version of this song. See more »

Quotes

Junior: Naps? I know you ain't crying.
Naps: [trying to hide his crying] No, I just have an eye condition.
Junior: The only condition you need is for that hair!
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Connections

References The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogie Fever
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren) and Keni St. Lewis (as Kenny St. Lewis)
Performed by The Sylvers
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Exactly as Advertised!
8 October 2005 | by candy_fleshSee all my reviews

We saw Roll Bounce this afternoon. It was exactly what I expected it to be. A predictable, exaggerated, silly, corny, inauthentic 70's nostalgia-fest.

We loved it! Seriously, it's probably in our top five for the year thus far. It was so much fun. Even the dramatic, serious moments were good and not laughable. My husband said afterwards he was thinking how funny it was that an emotional scene in an otherwise fluffy, insubstantial feel-good movie could evoke more feeling in him than all two hours of The Constant Gardener, for example.

Anyhow, we've both been a good mood ever since, we just had a great time at the movies. It was nice to see a good, clean, wholesome family movie that doesn't suck.


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