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Shelter (II) (2007)

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When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

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Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe's older brother, Shaun, returns home, he is drawn to Zach's selflessness and talent. Zach falls in love with Shaun while struggling to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family. Written by bill stephens

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,464 (USA) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

$142,666 (USA) (20 June 2008)
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Trivia

Actor Trevor Wright has his last name WRIGHT tattooed across his lower back which is visible in one shot of "Shelter." See more »

Goofs

When Zach is in Shaun's kitchen, in the scene where they are drinking wine, when Shaun lifts Cody down from the table, a boom mic is visible briefly in the window reflection behind Shaun's head. See more »

Quotes

Gabe: Why didn't you tell me?
Zach: Tell you what?
Gabe: I don't care - at all. Have you... have you always known?
Zach: I don't know what you're talking about, dude.
Gabe: OK - the fact that it's my brother is pretty weird.
Zach: I know.
Gabe: No. I mean really, really weird.
Zach: OK. I got it. I'm sorry.
Gabe: Don't be sorry.
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Referenced in My Big Break (2009) See more »

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Long Way Home
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Exceptionally Fine Film
19 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I attended the Outfest screening for this film last night and was mightily and pleasantly surprised. I'd read the descriptive blurb in the Outfest program and thought "Yeah, whatever...a surfer film." But it was at the John Ford Amphitheatre, my favorite festival venue, which, frankly, was my main reason to go last night. Within the first ten minutes, the venue was quite secondary. I was easily drawn into the story and found myself deeply moved soon in. Having grown up in small town America, the story held a profound resonance for me. Yet, even if that is not your particular experience, this film defies you not to be moved. If you are looking for imperfection here, you will find it. If you allow yourself to be engaged in the story, you won't be disappointed. This one will be with me for a while.


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