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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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Malcolm D. Lee
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shad Moss ... Xavier 'X' Smith (as Bow Wow)
Chi McBride ... Curtis Smith
Meagan Good ... Naomi Phillips
Wesley Jonathan ... Sweetness
Marcus T. Paulk ... Boo
Rick Gonzalez ... Naps
Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Tori (as Jurnee Smollett)
Brandon T. Jackson ... Junior
Khleo Thomas ... Mixed Mike
Kellita Smith ... Vivian
Mike Epps ... Byron
Charlie Murphy ... Victor
Nick Cannon ... Bernard
Paul Wesley ... Troy
Daniel Yabut ... Roy
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Febre dos Patins See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,570,366, 25 September 2005

Gross USA:

$17,378,977
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Roll Bounce takes place in the year 1978, which is the year Wesley Jonathan, who plays Sweetness, was born. See more »

Goofs

A number of songs in the film, including "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll", "Le Freak", and "He's the Greatest Dancer," had not been released in the summer of 1978. See more »

Quotes

Junior: [continuing in playing the dozens] Your mouth looks like an explosion in a tin foil factory.
Tori: Oh yeah? Well at least I'm getting my teeth corrected. Look at yours. You need to stop chewing on those yellow crayons and start scrubbing with some Colgate yuck mouth.
[she slaps X five from behind his back while Boo, Mixed Mike, and Naps are laughing hysterically]
Junior: [stammering] That's not even fair. You can't say yuck mouth. And anyway, I'm allergic to toothpaste.
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Connections

References Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Hold On
Written by Eddie Money and James Lyon
Performed by Eddie Money
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with SONY BMG Music Licensing
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This is a great movie, especially if you grew up in the 70's
4 January 2006 | by kevin-r-crupperSee all my reviews

This movie brought back memories long forgotten. I loved to skate as a kid and this movie inspired me to start skating again. I've lost some of the skills I once had...but I recently purchased some new skates and I will be a permanent fixture at the Skating rink. It made me remember how much I loved skating, and watching all the skaters get their jam on was out of this world! Great movie for all ages!! My kids and I will spend a lot of quality time in the rink! If you like good music, super, phenomenal skating skills, go see this movie...you won't regret it. I was jamming in my seat when the music and skating was taking place and I'm sure you will do the same...Enjoy!


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