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Writer (WGA):
Ralph Sall (written by)
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Release Date:
15 August 2003 (USA) See more »
This Summer the underdogs have their day. See more »
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 »
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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 Mychal Smith ... Kid #1 (as Brandon Smith)
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)

Sebastian Lopez Hinton ... Skateboarder (uncredited)

Kane Hodder ... Sweet Lou's "Girlfriend"'s Dad (uncredited)
Jen LaForte ... Hot Girl (uncredited)

Christina Laskay ... Skater Girl (uncredited)

Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau ... 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
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
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
Mike Byrd .... grip
Krystina Figg .... grip
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
Kelly Simpson .... assistant 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
Esther Lee .... set costumer
Steffany Bernstein Pratt .... costume supervisor (as Steffany Bernstein)
Editorial Department
Chris Mistorni .... first assistant editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Location Management
Scotty Brown .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Dunne .... location manager
Alex Kivlen .... key assistant location manager
Leslie A. Morrow .... key assistant location manager
Scott Mosher .... assistant location manager
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
Danielle C. Carroll .... production assistant
Jeff Castelluccio .... production assistant
Corinne Fixmer .... first accountant
Jeff Fuller .... key set production assistant
Christopher Griffie .... 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
Kym Langlie .... unit publicist
Tiffany Lo .... assistant: Hunt Lowry (as Tiffany Ann Lo)
Nathan Maruccio .... craft service
Jan McWilliams .... script supervisor
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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Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language
105 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG | Finland:K-11 | Singapore:PG (cut) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #40015)

Did You Know?

Many of the lines are improvised.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the end credits, Bam Margera is credited as playing "Chad", when he clearly plays himself.See more »
Dustin:[seeing Jimmy Wilson's tour bus] Oh, black leather. That's just how Snoop would do it.See more »
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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Harmless fun, 6 March 2004
Author: ctomvelu from usa

Funny road trip movie about four skateboarders shadowing a major tour, hoping to compete. A variation of those endless ski comedies we endured in the 80s and 90s. Some truly funny bits. The four young actors prove reasonably talented, especially Joey Kern of "Cabin Fever" as Sweet Lou, a shades-wearing, Starsky & Hutch-type throwback who proves irresistible to all but one woman -- the one exception being an amply endowed brunette who proves to be hugely pregnant. The film does not over-rely on the skateboarding, which is excellent by the way, instead concentrating on the four young men and their efforts to overcome a series of comic and some not-so-comic mishaps along the road to skateboard stardom. Gross-out jokes are kept to a minimum in favor of character development, which ironically may not play with the 15-year-olds who are the primary audience for this kind of film. Wait until you get a load of the parents of one of the quartet: The father is played by the one-and-only demented Randy Quaid, and the story is that they ran off years ago to become circus clowns. So the son understandably has come to hate clowns. Some of the sequences involving these two push the movie into near-surreal territory, sort of like "Pee Wee's Big Circus" without the circus. Bam Margera fans take note: He has a quick cameo at the beginning of the flick, and is seen briefly in a later sequence. Put your mind on hold and enjoy this silly but enjoyable comedy romp. It's no worse, and a heckuva lot funnier, than that Disney TV flick a couple of years back that was, if memory serves, a teen-oriented update of HANS BRINKER, substituting skateboards for skates.

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