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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kelly Ernswiler (as Shia La Beouf)
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Lance
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Eve
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Abe
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Harrison
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Maurice / German Soldier
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Miner Weber
Dale R. Simonton ...
Todd / German Soldier (as Dale Simonton)
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Mr. Norway
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Principal Holmstead
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German Officer / Mr. Thomas
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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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The revolution will not be televised! See more »

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Billy Bob Thornton was offered the part of Abe but was unavailable. Bill Paxton turned the part down. Gary Cole auditioned and was offered the part but he could not fit it into his schedule. Christopher McDonald was cast in the role the night before filming started. While McDonald was on the set, he discovered that he could not fit it into his schedule. The role was then offered to Christopher Lloyd but he turned it down to do Haunted Lighthouse (2003). The role was finally given to William Sadler, who arrived on set and had only 60 minutes to meet and form a relationship with Shia LaBeouf before their big emotional scene together. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kelly: So you invited me to your wedding?
Tabby: [crying] There isn't going to be a wedding. Minor kissed this woman he works with.
Kelly: Honestly, I didn't think you two were right for eachother. Like that painting. When you walk in you know exactly what it is, but when you look at it closely...
Tabby: I don't need your bullshit right now.
Kelly: I'm just trying to understand you, Tabby.
Tabby: I'm not as complicated as you think.
Kelly: I didn't say you were complicated.
[Tabby starts to cry, and Kelly goes to sit next to her]
Kelly: Don't cry. ...
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Referenced in Eagle Eye (2008) See more »

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Beautiful Day
Written by Jonathan Bates
Performed by Mellowdrone
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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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