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Roll Bounce (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 23 September 2005 (USA)
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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A Febre dos Patins  »

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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Trivia

T.I. was initially announced for a leading role. See more »

Goofs

Tori says "Hurry up! What's Happening!! comes on at 4!" In summer 1978, that show was still airing in prime time on ABC. It started airing in syndication in 1979. See more »

Quotes

Sweetness: What you scared? Scared that you don't belong over here? That you are beneath us?
Xavier 'X': No, see I'm just trying to help you save face! Cuz I would hate to see you get spanked in front of all your fans!
Sweetness: Young blood, you couldn't spank me if your hands were glued to my ass!
Xavier 'X': My hands glued to your ass? I don't know, that sounds a little sweet to me sweetness!
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Written by Lionel Richie
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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