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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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Jimmy Wilson
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Winona
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Erin Murphy ...
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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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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 USA:

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

Gross USA:

$5,111,630, 14 September 2003
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The band playing at the festival is Blindside, a Christian rock band from Sweden See more »

Goofs

Toward end of the movie when Eric and his rival, "the gangster skater", duel on the vert ramp, the rival's board alternates between a graphic board and a black blank board with partial scratches between shots. See more »

Quotes

Matt: Chuck, chuck, bo buck, banana, fana, fo fu-
[car stops]
Matt: AH!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Features Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (2002) See more »

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Twenty-One
Written by The Red West and Ian Christian Nickus
Performed by The Red West
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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