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
15 August 2003 (USA)
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Did You Know?
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
[being hauled into the van to go on tour
I need to go back Eric; I need to get my special pillow.
Outtakes during the credits, mostly skateboarding spills. See more
Written by Wayne Wonder
(as V.W. Charles), Elephant Man
(as O. Brian), D. Bennett
Performed by Wayne Wonder
(featuring Elephant Man
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