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A handful of inner-city kids move up to the big time in this teen-centric musical. Xavier Smith (Bow Wow), known to his friends as X, is a teenager growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the late '70s. X and his buddies are the hotshot skaters at the Palisades Gardens, a neighborhood roller rink where local kids roll to the latest disco sounds, but X loses his status as king of the hill when the Palisades closes down. With no skating action close by, X and his friends head uptown to the Sweetwater Roller Rink, where they feel like country mice in the big city among the expert skate dancers and beautiful women. But skating means a lot to X -- with his widower father, Curtis (Chi McBride) going through a bad patch, skating gives him a sense of accomplishment and a belief in his own talent. So X and company keep heading uptown to Sweetwater, where they prepare to take on Sweetness (Wesley Jonathan) and his crew of the rink's best dancers for the upcoming Roller Jam Skate-Off. X befriends a young local girl named Tori (Jurnee Smolett) and finds a good reason to go uptown when he meets a pretty skater girl, Naomi (Meagan Good). Meanwhile, Tori's mother, Vivian (Kellita Smith) takes an interest in Curtis. Featuring a score of classic '70s R&B and disco, Roll Bounce was directed by Malcolm D. Lee, who enjoyed a breakthrough hit with 2002's Malcolm D. Lee. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 23, 2005


Bow Wow
as Xavier "X" Smith
Chi McBride
as Curtis
Meagan Good
as Naomi Phillips
Wesley Jonathan
as Sweetness
Kellita Smith
as Vivian
Jurnee Smollett
as Tori
Khleo Thomas
as Mixed Mike
Nick Cannon
as Bernard
Rick Gonzalez
as Naps
Marcus T. Paulk
as Boo
Brandon T. Jackson
as Junior
Mike Epps
as Byron
Charlie Murphy
as Victor
Paul Wesley
as Troy
Wayne Brady
as D.J. Johnny
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
as Garden D.J. Smooth Dee
Justin Mentell


Malcolm D. Lee
George Tillman, Jr.
Robert Teitel
Norman Vance, Jr.
J. Michael Muro
Stanley Clarke
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Cole
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Bowers
Paul Millspaugh
Gary Baugh
Art Director
Tyrone D. Dixon
Associate Producer
Dana Reid
Executive Producer
Jeremiah Samuels
Executive Producer
Adam Robinson
Executive Producer
Patricia Schneider
Set Decorator
Danielle Hollowell
Costume Designer
Scott D. Smith
Sound/Sound Designer
Kishaya Dudley
Monica Swann
Cara Giallanza
Assistant Director
Rick LeFevour
Stunts Coordinator