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Skateboard (1978)

PG | | Drama, Sport | February 1978 (USA)
A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000.

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(screenplay) (as Richard A. Wolf), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Manny Bloom
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Millicent Broderick
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Brad Harris
Richard Van der Wyk ...
Jason Maddox
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Tony Bluetile
Steve Monahan ...
Peter Steffens
David Hyde ...
Dennis
Ellen O'Neal ...
Jenny Bradshaw
Pam Kenneally ...
Randi
Antony Carbone ...
Sol
Sylvester Words ...
Sol's Henchman
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Mr. Harris
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Mrs. Harris (as Pat Hitchcock)
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Himself
Joe Bratcher ...
Vito
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A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000.

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The movie that defies gravity! See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Skateboard: The Movie  »

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Leif Garrett did all of his own stunts. See more »

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Take Me Higher
Lyrics by Richard Sarstedt
Music by Mark Snow
Performed by Mickey Thomas with Airborne
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Lowbudget fun
16 September 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have a weird history with this movie. When I was a kid, I came across the book adaptation of the movie in a used book store. As a young skateboarder in the early 80s, I enjoyed the book quite a bit. Then to my amazement I caught the movie played on Saturday afternoon television and also enjoyed it quite a bit.

Then about 20 years pass and I've long outgrown skateboarding, and what do I come across being played on late night TV? Skateboard! I settle in for a nostalgic return to my youth.

It's obvious that this film had to be mostly improvised by the cast, but to me that's part of the charm. It definitely feels more like a documentary than feature.

Yeah, the skateboarding is completely archaic, but sheesh, this movie is 30 years old. Vert ramps hadn't been invented yet.

If you get a chance to catch it on late-night TV, I definitely suggest a look.


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