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Brink! (1998)

Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Val
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Maddie Brinker
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Jimmy
Patrick Levis ...
Peter
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Arne
Asher Gold ...
Jordon
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Boomer (as Walter Emanuel Jones)
Katie Volding ...
Katie Brinker
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Ralph Brinker
Jake Elliot ...
B. J.
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Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash with a group of sponsored skaters, Team X-Bladz--led by Val--with whom they attend high school in southern California. When Brink discovers his family is in financial trouble, he goes against the wishes of his parents and his friends and joins Team X-Bladz. Brink tries to lead a double life but will be able to pull it off? Written by Anonymous

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It Takes A Champ To Stay In Line.

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29 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Patinando con el coraz√≥n  »

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Gabriella (played by Christina Vidal) is from Peru. See more »

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Before the first downhill race, there's a close-up of Gabriella as she speaks to Brink. In it, her helmet is buckled. In the next shot when she takes off, her helmet is visibly unbuckled. In the shot after that when she tucks down, her helmet is buckled again. See more »

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Gabriella: Well, hold on a sec. Did you really throw that vanilla shake in Val's face?
Brink: Chocolate.
Peter: How did it feel?
Brink: It was cool and it was SWEET!
[Everybody laughs]
Peter: So uhh? Umm...
Jordi: Well, you see what Peter's trying to say is... well...
Gabriella: What are you doing on Sunday?
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For The Sheer Enjoyment
16 September 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The famous children's novel of the 19th Century, Hans Brinker And The Silver Skates gets a Clinton era treatment in the Disney Studios TV movie Brink! From the Netherlands the location is changed to Southern California and the sport is no longer ice skating, but in line skating. From the look of the film every kid in the region is doing nothing but in line skating.

Playing the title role of Andy Brinker is Erik Von Detten and he gives out with a certain youthful charm that viewers will find infectious. He also has a good set of values imparted to him by his parents as they are facing some tough times with construction worker David Graf on disability with benefits about to expire and him wanting to go back to work bad. A story repeated in thousands of American households.

Von Detten and his skater posse just skate for the sheer enjoyment of it and are put down by a group of professional skaters led by Sam Horrigan.

Even if you've never read the original work I think you can see where this is going. In fact the plot of Brink! is pretty faithful to the original story.

Although why Von Detten is so put down for "selling out" when he joins the in line team because of financial reasons at home is a bit unreal given these times. Nice to be able to skate for the love of it, but you've still got to eat and pay the rent.

Overlooking that this is a decent family film with a most charismatic young star.


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