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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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Eve
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Abe
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Harrison
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Maurice / German Soldier
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Miner Weber
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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

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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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Trivia

The city of Shaker Heights is a city that borders Cleveland, Ohio. 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

[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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Referenced in Eagle Eye (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Falling
Written and Performed by the Afro Celt Sound System
Featuring Peter Gabriel
Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd. / Virgin Records Ltd. & Geffen Inc.
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I like it.
12 January 2007 | by (Carmichael,California) – See all my reviews

The film was one of those small films that packed a lot of heart. I felt everything that Kelly(Shia LaBeouf) was going through. A parent that doesn't care effects the child I don't care what they say. It hurts because are suppose to be there for their children no matter what. It had it's funny moments too because laughter is human nature. The love triangle worked too. It wasn't too long or too short. So that helped me really like the film. I recommend this film to anyone. Especially up and coming filmmakers. I also enjoyed watching it being made, and this is also the reason Shia is a star. In 2003, Holes, this, and "The Even Stevens Movie" is what made him huge overnight, and I really think people should recognize that.


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