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Roll Bounce (2005) Poster

(2005)

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Anachronisms 

A modern SUV, car, and police car are visible outside of the windows of the bus when they are riding home from skating. Also, the advertisement on the bus is for Lumber Liquidators which was not founded until the 1980s.
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The inkjet printer seen in the background of the employment office didn't exist in 1978.
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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.
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The frozen sucker treats are clearly labeled with a modern-style US Nutrition label.
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There is a lot of '80s and '90s slang for a film set in the 1970s.
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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.
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The short skates with no toe stops and at least the breakdancing-like moves used in the film are associated with post-roller disco "jam skating." Both came onto the scene in the '80s. Roller disco skates had high-cut boots like figure skaters and had toe stops.
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When Curtis gives X his new pair of skates, the packaging says "Sure Grip" but when he opens it you can clearly see the Riedell Orange "R" symbol on the heel of the skate. For one, the two skate brands do not match up, and also, the skate is a modern Riedell model not produced in the 70s.
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In the Sweetwater Rollers' skating routine in the big skate-off competition, one of the skaters' wheels are of a much larger diameter than any that were available in the summer of 1978.
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The dancing on skates in one spot by the skaters in the film (commonly known as spot jamming) did not exist in 1978. This type of jamskating element did not appear until the early 1980's.
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In one of the shots of the Sweetwater Skate-Off, a skater is shown skating on a Sunlight skate frame, which was not produced until the 1980's.
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Curtis is shown listening to Donny Hathaway's "Extension of a Man" album, listening to the song "For All We Know." This song is not on this album.
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Atari Asteroids and Centipede video games can be seen in Sweetwater's arcade. Neither had been released in 1978. The Atari 2600 Asteroids game played at X's house was also not available in 1978.
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Tori says "Hurry up. 'What's Happening!!' comes on at 4!" during the summer of 1978. The show was still airing in prime time on ABC and didn't start airing in syndication until 1979-80.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When X is talking to Naomi on her stairs, if you watch her ponytail, it keeps changing from in front of her shoulder and then behind it.
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Continuity 

After Xavier breaks the passenger window in his dad's car and moves back to the front of the car, the window is shown unbroken.
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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.
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In the scene where X and his little sister are in the bed she clearly calls him Ezekiel and not Xavior.
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When Jr. has his pants pulled down as he's skating, Tootsie Roll is skating off. Then a shot of Sweetness and all three girls are shown standing in a group, Tootsie Roll included.
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When X gets up after his skate-off, the necklace charm his mother gave him is hanging down his back. When he turns around to talk to Naomi the charm is now hanging in the front.
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