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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
... Sweetness
... Boo
... Naps
... Tori (as Jurnee Smollett)
... Junior
... Mixed Mike
... Vivian
... Byron
... Victor
... Bernard
... Troy
... Roy
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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  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$17,378,977, 1 January 2006
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T.I. was initially announced for a leading role. See more »

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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 hanging in the front. See more »

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Naps: Can I get a size 9 please? Now, ahora.
Bernard: Hey! Calm down, 'Fro Magnum!
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References The Spy Who Loved Me (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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Great Family Fun (Roll, Bounce)
26 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

It is so refreshing to see a movie about blacks that is decent and wholesome. This movie Roll, Bounce which is set in the 70's during the prime era of disco and roller skating.

This movie deals with two major plot points. The first is that of a competitive spirit of class and will. When Bow Wow's (X), hometown roller rink is closed they have to go uptown to a more ritzy skating place knowing as "SweetWater" which the king of that rink is a very arrogant skater pimp named "Sweetness". You have the epic battle of good versus evil in a way with "X" vs "Sweetness". The movie also just looks at what a normal teenager would be engaged in in the 70's.

X and his friend have nice banter and playful dialogue with each other. The second major plot point is of that of X and his father, who lost their mother and wife respectively and each of them are trying to deal with it. It is a touching scene in the movie when they both clash heads over their idea of their dead loved one. That scene was very intense.

This movie is very clean and family friendly. It was a nice movie in which I wouldn't mine watching again. Hollywood need to make more movies like this that don't include sex scenes and bad language. Excellent Job. I give this movie and 8.

This is a must see!


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