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Grind (2003)

Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

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Donte Calarco ...
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While the rest of his high school graduating class is heading to the same old grind of college, skateboarder Eric Rivers and his best friends, Dustin, a goal-oriented workaholic, and misfit slacker Matt have one last summer roadtrip together to follow their dream of getting noticed by the professional skateboarding world--and getting paid to skate. When skating legend Jimmy Wilson's skate demo tour hits town, the boys figure that as soon as he sees their fierce tricks, he'll sign them up for his renowned skate team immediately, right? Unfortunately, the guys are intercepted by Jimmy's road manager and they can't get their foot in the door, much less their boards. But they do get some free advice: keep skating, stay true to yourself, and stay in the game--if you're good, you'll get noticed. Following their dream-- and Jimmy's national tour--Eric, Dustin and Matt start their own skate team, reluctantly sponsored by Dustin and his college fund. After recruiting laid-back ladies man Sweet... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Live Fast...Play Hard...Die Laughing... See more »


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Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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15 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deszkások  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,511,403 (USA) (15 August 2003)

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$5,111,630 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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Trivia

The 12-year-old who challenges the skate team when they perform their own demo at the skate park is actually pro skater Ryan Sheckler. See more »

Goofs

When Dustin is rooting around the trash for a receipt, the boy pukes on his hand. Yet in the next shot (from the air) there is no mess, and he is totally dry. See more »

Quotes

[Dustin and Matt go on Jimmy's tour bus to put their demo tape on there]
Matt: I've been holdin' it for two days, dude. It's about to go downtown.
Dustin: That's a good idea; why don't you take a crap on his bus. He'd appcreciate that.
[Matt enters bathroom while Dustin changes tapes]
Dustin: [Matt starts to sing while he's pooping]
Dustin: Dude, let's go.
Matt: Whoa-ho! Dude, I might not get a piece of Jimmy Wilson, but he sure got a piece of me!
Dustin: Dude, that smells like hermit crap.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes during the credits, mostly skateboarding spills. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Brian's Got a Brand New Bag (2009) See more »

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Rock 'n' Roll Motherf***er
Written by James Christmas and Dion Palmer
Performed by The D4
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc.
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Some pretty funny stuff.
24 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I picked this movie up for like 4.99 on DVD at a rental place nearby..and i have to say it was worth it. Although im not a big fan of skateboarding or the X-Games as a whole..i enjoyed this movie. It was pretty funny. It goes by at a steady pace and the characters all have a pretty good chemistry with eachother, especially considering that the lead roles are all newcomers. There are a few notable cameo's(Bam Margera, Tom Green). The story itself isnt anything great. It's not original or anything, but it still seems pretty fresh. Its funny through out and considering that im not a skateboarding fan and i enjoyed it, Id recommend this to anyone. Its some pretty funny stuff.


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