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Grind -- 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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Ralph Sall (written by)
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Release Date:
15 August 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This Summer the underdogs have their day. See more »
Plot:
Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Blue Crush meets Road Trip with Skateboards See more (98 total) »

Cast

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Mike Vogel ... Eric Rivers

Vince Vieluf ... Matt Jensen

Adam Brody ... Dustin Knight

Joey Kern ... Sweet Lou

Jennifer Morrison ... Jamie

Jason London ... Jimmy Wilson

Summer Altice ... Winona

Bam Margera ... Bam
Erin Murphy ... Hot Mama
Baron La Scala ... In Utero

Stephen Root ... Cameron
Sasha Jenson ... Greg (as Sasha Jensen)

Brian Posehn ... Orville the Scraggly Guy

Christopher McDonald ... Mr. Rivers
Donte Calarco ... Buxom Girl #1

Olanna Taskey ... Woman with List (as Lanna Taskey)

Chad Fernandez ... Rival Skater #1
Alfred Briere ... Rival Skater #2

Ehren McGhehey ... Rival Skater #3

Jake Muxworthy ... Pro

Rachael E. Stevens ... Hot Girl (as Rachael Stevens)

Julia Lee ... Another Hot Girl

Shonda Farr ... Sandy

Bobcat Goldthwait ... Bell Clerk (as Bob Goldthwait)
Matt Troup ... Curious Youngster

Ryan Sheckler ... Rod St. James

Brandon Smith ... Kid #1
Dylan Rieder ... Kid #2

Karen McDougal ... Playmate #1

Donald Gibb ... Scabby Security Guy (as Don Gibb)

Bucky Lasek ... Touring Pro

Preston Lacy ... Hefty Man

Rolando Molina ... Show Security

Christine Estabrook ... Sarah Jensen

Randy Quaid ... Jock Jensen

Lindsay Felton ... Denise (as Lindsay Marie Felton)
David Bowe ... Registration Clerk

Tom Green ... Colorado Skate Shop Owner
Dalene Kurtis ... Playmate #2

Dave Foley ... Tour Manager

Shazia ... Native American Girl

Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña ... Little Timmy (as Wee Man)
Mike Carter ... MC
Shane Hunter ... Mark

Mercedes Brito ... Buxom Girl #2

Rick Martins ... Concert Security Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sunrise Adams ... (uncredited)

Cryss Adeff ... Skateboard Girl (uncredited)

Bob Burnquist ... (uncredited)
Kareem Campbell ... (uncredited)

Shari Eckert ... Stepmother (uncredited)
Alexander Garcia ... Skateboarder (uncredited)
Marc S. Gordon ... Skater (uncredited)

Annabella Gutman ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Sebastián Hinton ... Skateboarder (uncredited)

Kane Hodder ... Sweet Lou's "Girlfriend"'s Dad (uncredited)

Jen LaForte ... Hot Girl (uncredited)

Christina Laskay ... Skater Girl (uncredited)

Kaiwi Lyman ... Skater (uncredited)
Willy Santos ... (uncredited)

Samantha Schacher ... Kansas Skater Teenager (uncredited)

Paige Stark ... Skater Girl (uncredited)
Brian Sumner ... Himself (uncredited)

Mike Vallely ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Casey La Scala 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ralph Sall (written by)

Produced by
Eyal Axelrod .... associate producer
E.K. Gaylord II .... executive producer
Bill Gerber .... producer
Casey La Scala .... producer
Hunt Lowry .... producer
Betsy Mackey .... co-producer
Patty Reed .... associate producer
Lance Sloane .... co-producer
Morgan Stone .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ralph Sall 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Crudo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eric Strand 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Perry Andelin Blake 
 
Set Decoration by
Claire Kaufman 
 
Costume Design by
Tangi Crawford 
 
Makeup Department
Heather Cummings .... makeup artist
Tracy Murphy .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Michelle LeDoux .... production manager: second unit
Betsy Mackey .... unit production manager
Cynthia Nicolella .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard L. Fox .... first assistant director
Matt Goodman .... second unit director
Heather Grierson .... second assistant director
Keith Jones .... second second assistant director
Michelle LeDoux .... first assistant director: second unit
Richard Silva .... additional second assistant director: background action
Patrick Yew .... additional second assistant director: background action
 
Art Department
Dru Homer .... art department coordinator
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master
Kim Richey .... assistant property master
Gaston Wurth .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... sound utility
Lance Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Lance Brown .... supervising sound editor
Timothy A. Carpenter .... adr mixer
Timothy A. Carpenter .... foley mixer
Curt Cash .... adr recordist
Curt Cash .... sound effects editor
William Cawley .... DJ scratch effects
William Cawley .... sound designer
David P. Earle .... sound editor
Bob Fisher .... boom operator
J. Aloysius Flanagan III .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
J. Aloysius Flanagan III .... first assistant sound editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Robert Jackson .... supervising sound editor
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Coleman Metts .... production sound mixer
Marc Meyer .... sound effects editor
Stuart Provine .... sound designer
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Lisa Varetakis .... supervising foley editor
Tania Wang .... dialogue editor
Aaron Wilcox .... facilities management
Aaron Wilcox .... re-recording projectionist
 
Special Effects by
Michael Clarke .... special effects technician
Josh Hakian .... special effects
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts
Chris Carnel .... stunt performer
Shawn Crowder .... stunt driver
Ray Lykins .... fight choreographer
Ray Lykins .... stunts: punched clown
Paul E. Short .... stunt coordinator
Brian Sumner .... stunt double
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunts
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... stunt double
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sammy Beavers .... best boy electric
Craig Bilodeau .... grip
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
John P. Fleenor .... electrician
Steve Francis .... electrician
Thomas E. Lee .... dolly grip (as Tommy Lee)
Bill-Brady Majors .... key grip
Brian S. Osmond .... assistant camera
Justin Portwood .... key grip: stunt unit
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Eric Roizman .... camera operator: "a" camera
Robert Stillman .... grip
Ralph Watson .... Steadicam operator
Ralph Watson .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Neely Gurman .... casting associate
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Steffany Bernstein .... costume supervisor
Esther Lee .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Chris Mistorni .... first assistant editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
 
Music Department
Tim Aaron .... composer: additional music
Jim Harrison .... music editor
Michael T. Ryan .... music editor
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
 
Transportation Department
Jody Bingenheimer .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Hardy Ophuls .... picture car coordinator
Julie Sanders .... transportation dispatcher
Dana Swartout .... production driver
 
Other crew
Piper Bagley .... production assistant
Scotty Brown .... assistant location manager
Danielle C. Carroll .... production assistant
Jeff Castelluccio .... production assistant
Jennifer Dunne .... location manager
Corinne Fixmer .... first accountant
Jeff Fuller .... key set production assistant
Raz Inserra .... production assistant
April A. Janow .... production accountant
Todd Kaufman .... assistant: Casey La Scala
Ryan Keating .... photo double: Joey Kern
Ryan Keating .... stand-in: Joey Kern
Jennifer Kelly .... assistant: Bill Gerber
Aileen Kiernan .... assistant: Hunt Lowry
Alex Kivlen .... key assistant location manager
Kym Langlie .... unit publicist
Tiffany Lo .... assistant: Hunt Lowry (as Tiffany Ann Lo)
Nathan Maruccio .... craft service
Jan McWilliams .... script supervisor
Leslie A. Morrow .... key assistant location manager
Scott Mosher .... assistant location manager
Brian Netto .... production assistant
Diane Pacheco .... production accountant: post-production
Peter Rawlinson .... assistant: Casey La Scala
Amanda Roberts .... production coordinator
Michael James 'Scotty' Scott .... assistant accountant
Heather Renae Shepard .... assistant: Casey La Scala
Steven E. Simon .... set production assistant
Margarita McClenon Velona .... production medic
Kaine Bennett Charleston .... second unit assistant (uncredited)
Elise Mazanek .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Rik Walters .... financing consultant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language
Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG | Finland:K-11 | Singapore:PG (cut) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #40015)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Film debut of Mike Vogel.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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:
Matt:Chuck, chuck, bo buck, banana, fana, fo fu-
[car stops]
Matt:AH!
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Soundtrack:
Nothin' But a Good TimeSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Blue Crush meets Road Trip with Skateboards, 28 January 2004
Author: mwendel (mr.michael.wendel@gmail.com) from Kings Park, NY

Take Blue Crush and Road Trip to the asphalt with boys instead of girls. The movie is an entertaining over-the-top story about four friends who decide to make the summer more interesting by trying to live the dream of becoming pro skateboarders. Their path to potential stardom is one full of roadblocks of all shapes and kinds. Don't look for any award winning performances here, but do look for some good laughs and some good and great skateboarding sequences.

Mike Vogel, Vince Vieluf, Adam Brody and Joey Kern provide acceptable performances as stereotype characters sticking to the molds they have been given. Their performances are not bad, nor are they great, which allows the movie to be very watch-able - I don't think you'll be cringing because of poor acting, as you might have in other films. There are a lot of cameos (some good, some bad) in this movie - Randy Quaid, Christopher McDonald, Christine Estabrook, Bob(cat) Goldthwait, and Tom Green are the most recognizable ones.

If you like skateboarding and you're not going to be watching with too critical of an eye you'll enjoy the move even more than most. It's a watch-able, enjoyable movie. Hey, I didn't check my watch once to see if its almost over yet! Enjoy!

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