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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

Opening Weekend:

$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

The film took place during the summer of 1978. A number of tunes used in the film ( "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll", "Le Freak", and "He's the Greatest Dancer") had not been released yet at that time. 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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Hollywood Swinging
Written by Richard Westfield, Claydes Smith, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell),
George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens),
, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Ronald Bell
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Group
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fun rolling with Bow Wow
16 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My favorite Bow Wow movie next to Like Mike. This movie takes place in the summer of 1978, 16 year old Xavier(Bow Wow) enjoys skating and spending time with his friends, but this year has its set backs, his mother died a few months earlier, his favorite skating ring is closing down, and his father has been cold and distance from him. But one day Xavier and his friends go to another skating ring, but they are mocked by an awesome skater named sweetness and his gang. Xavier and his friends decide to enter an skate off contest to show them they're just as good. This movie had great skating scenes, and it also had great 70's music. I really enjoyed watching this movie, I loved Bow Wow's performance, I think he's growing as an actor. I can't wait to own this on DVD.


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