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Roll Bounce (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  23 September 2005 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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

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

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23 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$7,570,366 (USA) (23 September 2005)

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$17,378,977 (USA) (30 December 2005)
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Ten percent of the movie's opening weekend gross was donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shots of skaters, one skater's wheels are of a light-up type that was not manufactured until many years after the 1978 setting of the movie. 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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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Boogie Fever
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren) and Kenny St. Lewis
Performed by The Sylvers
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Pretty good.
19 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this movie was marketed wrong, when seeing the trailers I assumed the majority of the movie was about the roller skating, not quite enough to get me in to see it. In reality there are a lot of hearty story lines that attract you to the characters on an emotional level.

The Sweetness character is a hilarious disco stereotype and it couldn't have been played better.

I think a nod should be given to Bow Wow, who stands out as one of the few who crossover from singing to acting very well...especially for someone his age. Hopefully he plays some more serious roles and gains some more respect.


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