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The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Comedy  |  22 August 2003 (USA)
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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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Kelly Ernswiler (as Shia La Beouf)
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Lance
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Maurice / German Soldier
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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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Drama | Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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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I wanted to love this movie
21 October 2003 | by (St Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Oh, how I tried to love this movie. I was so emotionally invested in Project Greenlight, and although the directors seemed like idiots, they weren't evil idiots.

It turned out to be an okay movie, which is almost worse than being awful. There were a few laughs, but for the most part I didn't care about the characters in the movie nearly as much as the "characters" in Project Greenlight, and that is the problem that I have with it. If someone has to see Project Greenlight in order to care about the movie, then the movie failed.


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