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Skateboard (1978)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  February 1978 (USA)
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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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Manny Bloom
Kathleen Lloyd ...
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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Love, laughter, good guys, bad guys and America's greatest skateboarders. See more »

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Skateboard: The Movie  »

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If you're into skating then you gotta see this
7 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is worth watching when there's skating on screen; too bad there's isn't more of it. Most of the screen time is taken up with the stupid, predictable plot, and I, too, found myself thinking that the stupid dialouge must have been improvised, plus I can't figure out how they managed to make 35mm film look so bad. Manny reminds me of the park owner from Kiss meets the Phantom, a fat loser frantically running around trying to figure out what's cool and then cash in on it. Perhaps more beer or bad behavior from the kids would improve this movie, too.

It's worth watching this just to spot Tony Alva (I can't believe he's in this turkey) and to see what skaters looked like in 1977. This movie was already a curiosity when I taped it off TV in the 80s.


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