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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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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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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:

$17,380,866

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,500,866
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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At the end credit scenes all of the cast members and stunt crew and extras were dancing on the skating rink floor during the Final Act See more »

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The frozen sucker treats have modern US Nutrition Facts labels. See more »

Quotes

Sweetness: Let's do this, Johnny!
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Connections

References Platoon (1986) See more »

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Get Off
Written by Carl Driggs and Ismael Angel Ledesma
Performed by Foxy
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By arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Sweet comedy and drama, especially for anyone who grew up in the '70s
23 January 2006 | by cjohnson12144See all my reviews

This weekend, we saw a movie that effortlessly combines '70s nostalgia, social and family drama, athleticism and some really fine performances into one gem of a movie -- "Roll Bounce," a very sweet coming-of-age movie about semi-urban teens in the age of roller disco. I'm not kidding -- this movie doesn't hit a single wrong note. The fashions, the phrases, the world depicted are perfect late '70s. The acting is spot-on, and features one of the most real father- son relationships I've ever seen on film. Chi McBride, as the father, brings a quiet but heavy dignity to the role, and his interaction with Bow Wow is just real. No clichés, no nonsense. That makes it all sound heavy when in fact it's beautiful -- and the movie is very very funny, not afraid to play up the silliest sides of the '70s soul and disco scenes with some characters that would have been at home in the heyday of Parliament, an outlandish appearance by Wayne Brady (and a lesser one by DMC, or, as my kids now know, "D's for never Dirty, MC's for Mostly Clean."). Plus, a couple of scenes with Charlie Murphy that were happily expanded in the "gag reel," which is the only part of the disc really not suitable for children. Let me put it this way -- it's been a LONG time since I watched a movie two nights in a row.


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