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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Xavier 'X' Smith (as Bow Wow)
Tori (as Jurnee Smollett)


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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Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Febre dos Patins  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$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 »


When Xavier opens the gift from his dad, the skates he receives are all black. However, when Xavier skates in the final skate-off competition against Sweetness, his skates have clear colored stripes on the side. See more »


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Exactly as Advertised!
8 October 2005 | by (Panama City Beach, FL) – See 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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