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The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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When you're 17, every day is war See more »

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

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22 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Batalha de Shaker Heights  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$279,282 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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The test screenings showed that the audience had trouble figuring out whether it was a comedy or a teen drama. Directors Kyle Rankin and Efram Potelle and Miramax were fighting towards the end of post production on what genre it should be. The directors felt it should be a teen drama, Miramax thought it should be a comedy (because it was a marketing genre). Rankin and Potelle eventually gave in and cut it as a comedy. See more »

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When Kelly is talking to Miner just before the wedding starts, the epaulet on his jacket goes from being untucked to tucked under the collar even though both of his hands are on the bicycle. See more »

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Kelly: [about his father] He's a VH1 documentary without the music.
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Referenced in Eagle Eye (2008) See more »

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False Start
Written and Performed by 84 Nash
From the album A Secret Reward
2003 Insect Siren Records
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A MUST SEE - especially if you watched the HBO series "Project Greenlight".
21 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

HBO did a "Real TV" series on the making of BSH which portrayed the co-directors, Efram Potelle & Kyle Rankin as two self-absorbed numb-nuts. Be ready to see why these two guys won the Project Greenlight Director contest in the first place! The movie is awesome given the absurd conditions they were given. I was personally present at the premier & was pleasantly surprised to find myself laughing out loud (along with 800 other attendees in the packed theatre). The movie brought you through a whole gamut of emotions in a very believable, "everyone can relate to" story line. With another wonderful performance by Shia, a well written script and two obviously very talented directors (who once again prove they can do more than comedy) The Battle of Shaker Heights is destined for good things...if Miramax allows it.


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