Roll Bounce

September 23rd, 2005


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Daniel Yabut at event of Roll Bounce

1970s roller-skate jams fuel this coming-of-age comedy, as X and his friends, who rule their local rink...

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.4/10 (3,604 voted)

Critic's Score: 59/100

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Stars: Bow Wow, Nick Cannon, Meagan Good

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.

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


Official Website: Fox Searchlight [United States] |

Release Date: 23 September 2005

Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Opening Weekend: $7,570,366 (USA) (25 September 2005) (1625 Screens)

Gross: $17,378,977 (USA) (1 January 2006)

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Did You Know?

Ten percent of the movie's opening weekend gross was donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Anachronisms: 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.

Tori: Sweetness you so fine!
Junior: Yes you are!
Boo: Junior!
Junior: Sh! I'm talking to tootsie!

User Review

Exactly as Advertised!

Rating: 9/10

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.