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Grind (2003)

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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.







Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Wilson
Erin Murphy ...
Hot Mama
Baron La Scala ...
In Utero
Greg (as Sasha Jensen)
Orville the Scraggly Guy
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 USA:

$2,511,403, 17 August 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,111,630, 14 September 2003
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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


Dustin: [seeing Jimmy Wilson's tour bus] Oh, black leather. That's just how Snoop would do it.
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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 »


Line and Sinker
Written by Ben Kowalewicz, Ian Disa, Jon Gallant and Aaron Solowoniuk
Performed by Billy Talent
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
(2nd Parking lot scene)
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Skaters apparently have nothing to look forward to...
21 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Uh, people who gave this a ten: I get that you're into a hobby that only marginally interests most other people. So am I. (Don't ask.) But do you really think that a much better skating story couldn't easily be made? I would think, at least, it would really upset you that there was no attempt at all to blend the stunt double shots with the actor shots. Couldn't those actors even learn to do some basic tricks?

Almost no laughs. For lots of hot women, I can go online and see them wearing a lot less. For skating, I can see the real skaters doing it. This is as (1) as it gets, kids.

Helps me bring down my IMDb average, too.

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