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The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 22 August 2003 (USA)
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Principal Holmstead
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Xiou-Xiou Ling
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A young war reenactor makes a friend on the battlefield who helps him use strategy to take on his high school enemy. Driven by newfound confidence, he seduces the friend's fetching older sister and risks the friendship. Reality intervenes when the illness of his ex-addict father forces the anger his irony masks to the surface and he has to decide if staying in a fantasy world is worth the consequences. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language and some drug references | See all certifications »

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A Batalha de Shaker Heights  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,693 (USA) (22 August 2003)

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$279,282 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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Christopher McDonald was originally cast in the role of Abe, but the role was recast (due to a scheduling conflict) and given to William Sadler the day before Abe's first scene was to be shot. McDonald was shown on Project Greenlight (2001) coming to the set for a wardrobe fitting mere hours before he was replaced. See more »

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The position of the lawnmower on the lawn in subsequent shots at the end of the movie. See more »

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[first lines]
Maurice: [in German] I have to take a leak.
Kelly: [holding a knife to his neck from behind] Ssh.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Fairlee
Written by Matthew Pond
Performed by Matt Pond PA
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Something was very wrong...
25 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I don't know if it was the script...or the directing...or the behind the scenes things that the Hollywood Producers did that we don't know about...but I didn't like this film...mainly because I didn't believe it...I didn't believe one minute of this film...everything seemed fake. Project Greenlight has now used 2 scripts that people don't want to see...There wasn't one scene in Shaker heights that rang true to me...


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