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Director:
Writers:
Dick Wolf (screenplay) and
George Gage (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
February 1978 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The movie that defies gravity! See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Pleasant enough but not great; skateboarders had talent See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Allen Garfield ... Manny Bloom
Kathleen Lloyd ... Millicent Broderick

Leif Garrett ... Brad Harris
Richard Van der Wyk ... Jason Maddox

Tony Alva ... 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

Gordon Jump ... Mr. Harris

Patricia Hitchcock ... Mrs. Harris (as Pat Hitchcock)

Orson Bean ... Himself
Joe Bratcher ... Vito
Harvey Levine ... U.E.O. Clerk
Thelma Pelish ... Woman in Motel
John Fox ... Charlie Martin
Damon Douglas ... Scott

Marilyn Roberts ... Waitress
David Carlile ... Palmdale Announcer
Chuck Niles ... Race Announcer
Raymond Kark ... Gas Station Attendant
Owen Bush ... Sign Painter
Eugene Elman ... Maitre d'
Randy Clark ... Official

Denise DuBarry ... Official
Jean Markell ... Official
Tom Padaca ... Official
Phil Settle ... Official
Sondra Theodore ... Official
Marylou York ... Official
Sabina Weber ... Official
Carol McGinnis ... Script Girl
Valerie Rae Clark ... Miss Downhill Invitational (as Valerie Clark)

Jay Adams ... Competition Skateboarder
Jimmy Allard ... Competition Skateboarder
Ellen Berryman ... Competition Skateboarder
Bob Biniak ... Competition Skateboarder

Rene Carrasco ... Competition Skateboarder
Steve Cathy ... Competition Skateboarder (as Steve Cathey)
Craig Chaquico ... Competition Skateboarder
Paul Constantineau ... Competition Skateboarder
Russ Gosnell ... Competition Skateboarder
Clyde Grimes ... Competition Skateboarder

David Hackett ... Competition Skateboarder (as Dave Hackett)
Curtis Hasselgrave ... Competition Skateboarder
John Hughes ... Competition Skateboarder
Tom Inouye ... Competition Skateboarder
Bob Jarvis ... Competition Skateboarder
Shogo Kubo ... Competition Skateboarder (as Shogu Kubo)
Brad Logan ... Competition Skateboarder
Bruce Logan ... Competition Skateboarder
Robin Logan ... Competition Skateboarder
Bob Madrigal ... Competition Skateboarder

Chad McQueen ... Competition Skateboarder
Jim Muir ... Competition Skateboarder
Ed Nadalin ... Competition Skateboarder
Layne Oaks ... Competition Skateboarder
Bob Piercy ... Competition Skateboarder
Andy Pryciak ... Competition Skateboarder
Edie Robertson ... Competition Skateboarder
Tom Sims ... Competition Skateboarder
Lance Smith ... Competition Skateboarder
Laura Thornhill ... Competition Skateboarder
Danny Trailer ... Competition Skateboarder (as Dan Trailer)
Mike Williams ... Competition Skateboarder
Rebecca Williams ... Competition Skateboarder
Chris Yandell ... Competition Skateboarder

Directed by
George Gage 
 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (screenplay) (as Richard A. Wolf) and
George Gage (screenplay)

Dick Wolf (story) (as Richard A. Wolf)

Produced by
Harry N. Blum .... producer
Susan Cohen .... associate producer
Roger Richman .... assistant producer
Tiger Warren .... associate producer (as W.S. Tiger Warren)
Dick Wolf .... producer (as Richard A. Wolf)
 
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
 
Cinematography by
Ross Kelsay (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Angus 
 
Casting by
Trudy Booth 
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Gage 
 
Production Management
Lori Imbler .... production supervisor
John Zane .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Siegel .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Galen Handy .... sound
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
John Leveque .... sound effects editor
 
Stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Reid Rondell .... stunts
Tanya Russell .... stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Barry Shapiro .... still photographer
Joseph D. Steuben .... photographer: second unit (as Joe Steuben)
Bill Pecchi .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joe Fineman .... post-production
 
Music Department
Bettie Biery .... music editor
Suzanne Blum .... music consultant
Marshall Leib .... music consultant
Rocky Moriana .... music editor
 
Other crew
Rich Maydock .... production assistant
Susan Scranton .... production assistant (as Susan Scranton Wolf)
Sharon Thurgood .... studio teacher (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Cynthia Bowman .... the producers wish to thank
Mickey Crofford .... the producers wish to thank
Sheridan Eldridge .... the producers wish to thank
Howard Fabrick .... the producers wish to thank
Leon Gaer .... thanks
The Gregg Allman Band .... acknowledgment (as The Greg Allman Band)
Nani Yee Grenell .... the producers wish to thank: team logos
Ricky Hirsch .... thanks
John Leslie Hug .... thanks
Stephen Kadish .... the producers wish to thank
Henry H. Kyle .... the producers wish to thank
Neil Larsen .... thanks
Chet McCracken .... thanks
Larry Muhoberac .... thanks
Lynn Parrot .... the producers wish to thank
Bill Pecchi .... the producers wish to thank
Richard Richardson .... the producers wish to thank
Clark Spangler .... thanks
Jefferson Starship .... thanks (as The Jefferson Starship)
Doug Wood .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Skateboard: The Movie" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
97 min
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Leif Garrett did all of his own stunts.See more »
Soundtrack:
Point of No ReturnSee more »

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Pleasant enough but not great; skateboarders had talent, 23 August 2005
Author: vchimpanzee from NC

Manny is in debt to Sol, among others, and he has to come up with an idea to make money quickly. Earlier, he nearly ran into some kids who were skateboarding in the road. When he sees one of them outside his window, he pitches the idea of a skateboarding team to Sol, who reluctantly accepts this chance to get his money back and then some.

Manny knows nothing about skateboarding. He doesn't even realize there are already teams, and as talented as the kids are, it's hard to believe at first anyone will pay money to see them.

A number of problems get in the way of the team's success. One is the need for someone to supervise them, like a parent. So Millicent is hired. Of course, as often happens in sports movies, one of the kids thinks he is too good to follow the rules. Later, the events really look like something worth seeing.

I didn't see anything here approaching good acting, but Manny, Millicent and the kids were all easy enough to like. Manny was certainly funny because he was such a loser. And the kids certainly had talent on skateboards if nothing else. The situation was hard to believe but was executed well enough.

I seriously question any reference to this being a 'family' movie. The sound went out a number of times, and other times it sounded like words had been substituted, and while tame by today's standards, the sex talk seemed pretty frank.

If you're not looking to use your brain and if your expectations are not high, I suppose this was a pleasant enough film.

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