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Grind (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Sport  |  15 August 2003 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Murphy ...
Baron La Scala ...
In Utero
Sasha Jenson ...
Greg (as Sasha Jensen)
Mr. Rivers
Donte Calarco ...
Buxom Girl #1


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deszkások  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When the main characters and the Wiggas are driving side by side and the Wiggas throw firecrackers into the van, the dash starts a small fire. In the next shot, it's all back to normal, and shows no sign of damage. See more »


[after being blown off by a girl at a club]
Dustin: Hold on, I'm gonna go get you another glass of bitch.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Jackass: Where Are They Now? (2007) See more »


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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Nothing Spectacular, Except for the Skating
26 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is just plain fun. The story isn't anything spectacular, but the skating is sick, the babes are all top shelf, and the main characters are just four guys having fun. Their adventures are enjoyable, and the show is slathered with multiple layers of humor and style. Of course this isn't going to be on any critics' top ten lists, nor will it win any awards anywhere, but the extraordinary films that wind up in those categories often have little to no replay value - once you've seen them, they're pretty much done. "Grind" is a film that's so enjoyable, it's easy to watch it over and over and over again. I've already seen it eight times.

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