Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Malcolm D. Lee|
Tyrone D. Dixon|
George Tillman, Jr.
|Written by||Norman Vance Jr.|
|Cinematography||J. Michael Muro|
State Street Pictures
|Distributed by||Fox Searchlight Pictures|
|Box office||$17.5 million|
Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The film also stars Nick Cannon, Meagan Good, Brandon T. Jackson, Wesley Jonathan, Chi McBride, Kellita Smith, and Jurnee Smollett.
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Set in 1978 Chicago, Roll Bounce tells the story of a boy named Xavier (nicknamed "X") whose mother has passed, leaving him with his father, Curtis and his sister, Sonya. After the local roller rink closes down, X and his friends are forced to skate in the ritzy uptown rink "Sweetwater". Tired of being disrespected by the skate rental distributor, Bernard, and other skaters at Sweetwater, the group enters a roller disco contest. Their biggest rivals are the 5-year champion, Sweetness and his crew, the Sweetwater Rollers. The film centers on X's training for the competition while trying to work through problems with his father and his pretty childhood friend, Naomi.
In the end, it not only comes down to gaining the respect of others, but also learning to respect themselves and giving roller disco their all.
Roll Bounce received mixed to positive reviews from critics, as it holds a rating of 64% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 90 reviews.
|Roll Bounce: The Album|
|Soundtrack album by Various Artists|
|Released||September 20, 2005|
|Genre||R&B, funk, soul, Disco|
|Label||Sanctuary Urban Records Group|
Roll Bounce: The Album was released on September 20, 2005 by Sanctuary Urban Records Group.
|1.||"Boogie Oogie Oogie"||Brooke Valentine, Fabolous and Yo-Yo||4:08|
|2.||"Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll"||Vaughan Mason & Crew||5:29|
|3.||"Pure Gold"||Earth, Wind & Fire||4:01|
|4.||"Wishing on a Star"||Beyoncé||4:08|
|5.||"Quit Actin'"||Ray J, R. Kelly and Shorty Mack||3:58|
|6.||"Superman Lover"||Johnny "Guitar" Watson||5:42|
|7.||"Hollywood Swinging"||Kool & the Gang and Jamiroquai||4:13|
|8.||"Let's Stay Together"||Michelle Williams||3:24|
|9.||"Lovely Day"||Bill Withers||4:13|
|10.||"I Wanna Know Your Name"||Keith Sweat||4:11|
|2006||Black Movie Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Directing||Malcolm D. Lee||Nominated|
|Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting||Norman Vance, Jr.||Nominated|
|Black Reel Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Brandon T. Jackson||Winner|
|Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted||Norman Vance, Jr.|
|Best Ensemble Award||Jurnee Smollett||Nominated|
|Best Director||Malcolm D. Lee|
|Best Original Soundtrack||N/A|