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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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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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Deszkások  »

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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

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 »

Goofs

The beginning of the movie is set in Chicago; however, there are clearly palm trees - which do not grow in or anywhere close to Illinois - visible behind Bam's skate shop. See more »

Quotes

Dustin: [being hauled into the van to go on tour] I need to go back Eric; I need to get my special pillow.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Happening (2011) See more »

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Written by Gary Kemp
Performed by Spandau Ballet
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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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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