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Skateboard -- 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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February 1978 (USA) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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)
Doug Wood .... grip
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)
Cynthia Bowman .... the producers wish to thank
Mickey Crofford .... the producers wish to thank
Sheridan Wolf Eldridge .... the producers wish to thank (as Sheridan Eldridge)
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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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Skateboarding cash cow, 6 January 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The phenomenon of skateboarding which blossomed in the 70s gets a look in this G rated film about a down and out promoter who sees a bunch of kids doing their skateboard thing and turns them into a team. Allen Garfield stars as the promoter who gets to like the kids no matter how much he first sees them as just a cash cow.

Garfield's probably a decent enough guy under ordinary circumstances and considering what he does for a living. But these times aren't ordinary, Garfield is into Anthony Carbone for some bucks and then borrows some bigger bucks to promote the team. The leg breakers will be paying him a call if he doesn't succeed.

Which explains the pressures he puts on the kids to win although they don't understand it. Neither does Kathleen Lloyd, team nurse and guardian and all around confidante to Garfield though he levels with her.

Leif Garrett who was on the cusp of bubblegum stardom plays one of the kids and Garfield's eventual savior. The rest of the players are skateboarders first and barely handled the dialog.

Still it's skateboarding and Leif Garrett that people paid to see and Skateboard gives them their money's worth.

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