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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Xavier 'X' Smith (as Bow Wow)
Curtis Smith
Naomi Phillips
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$7,570,366, 25 September 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,378,977, 1 January 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Ten percent of the movie's opening weekend gross was donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. See more »


When X talks to Naomi on her stairs, her ponytail repeatedly moves in front of her shoulder, then behind it. See more »


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 Mod Squad (1968) See more »


Written by Lionel Richie
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Exactly as Advertised!
8 October 2005 | by 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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