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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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Storyline

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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This Summer the underdogs have their day. 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)  »

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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

Many professional skaters have cameos in this movie, including Ryan Sheckler, Bam Margera, Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Mike Vallely, Willy Santos, Kareem Campbell, Tony Hawk, Brian Sumner and Matt Ball, along with Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña (aka "Wee Man"), Preston Lacy and Ehren McGhehey of Jackass (2000) and Playboy Playmates Summer Altice, Dalene Kurtis and Karen McDougal. See more »

Goofs

The lizard which Matt throws out of his pants after the gang has to sleep in the desert is a leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) which are native only to the Pakistan-Afghanistan region, and nowhere in the United States. See more »

Quotes

Eric: Open your ears, Jackass!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Ay Dawg
Written by Jazze Pha (as Phalon Alexander)
Performed by Jazze Pha
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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great movie
13 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie many times and ill watch it again. I absolutely love it! The first time i watched this movie was at my friends house and hes a skater so i thought i would be bored to tears with another skateboarding movie, but i was totally wrong its funny and interesting! You might think you wont like it if you don't like skateboarding but i don't like to skate and i still loved this movie. The characters are wonderful skaters and great actors and the plot is hilarious! Even thought i don't know anything about skateboarding i still understood the movie and there were even so people in it that i knew like bam margera and Ryan sheckler. You will fall in love with this movie - not asleep!


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