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The Skateboard Kid (1993)

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No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will ... See full summary »

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Rick Dean ...
Earl
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Zack
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Jonathan Pekar ...
Ham
Lee McLaughlin ...
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Lee Velazquez ...
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Gerry Lock ...
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Mr. Banks
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No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will change. But they want nothing to do with him. Then Zack makes the discovery of his life: a talking wisecracking, magical skateboard. And suddenly, skateboarding rises to entirely new heights. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Why take the road when you can fly?

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Rated PG for mild language
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Trevor Lissauer's TV debut. See more »

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The skateboard's headlights switch from on and off between cuts during the "cleaning up the house" sequence while moving the couch. See more »

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Followed by The Skateboard Kid II (1995) See more »

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A pleasant surprise
11 May 2001 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

My nephew picked this one out of the "used" bin at Blockbuster, and while I was hoping that he would have picked "American Beauty" instead (OK, he's only 7, but I can dream, can't I?), I have to admit that I was very entertained by this movie while the young ones watched it 3 times in the same day (and it continues in heavy rotation.) It's a sweet, unpretentious little film that appears to have been made on a shoestring budget, but neither "Blair Witch" nor "Lost In Space" had Titanic-sized budgets and they proved to be a lot of fun. (Heck, don't budget restraints require filmmakers to be MORE creative ... hence the high cheese factor in most Hollywood blockbusters.) But I digress. Catch this on cable or pick up a rental. Besides, Bess Amstrong is a total babe and, according to the IMDB credits, the writer is from "Win Ben Stein


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