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The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 22 August 2003 (USA)
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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When you're 17, every day is war See more »

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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)  »

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A Batalha de Shaker Heights  »

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$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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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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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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Spun-off from Project Greenlight (2001) See more »

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Fairlee
Written by Matthew Pond
Performed by Matt Pond PA
Courtesy of Polyvinyl Records
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Harmless enough
8 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie demonstrates that you cannot make movies by committee. You need a clear vision of the end product before you begin, which these directors obviously didn't have. But it's harmless enough. I didn't laugh. I didn't cry. I've seen much, much worse.


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