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Shelter (II) (2007)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  16 April 2009 (Germany)
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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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Drama | Romance | Sport

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

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16 April 2009 (Germany)  »

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De repente, Califórnia  »

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

In the final scenes, when Zach and Shaun go to Jeannie's house, the toy race-car on the steps changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Zach: I can't just take whatever I want. My life is not like that. You'll never get what you want unless you take it.
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Referenced in My Big Break (2009) See more »

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Written by Jen Mitz, Nina Martinez, Susan Gale
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What a wonderful movie
15 July 2007 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. It was amazing and exponentially better than Brokeback Mountain. This is a love story where the angst and passion were so alive. The interplay amongst the characters were very real and delicious in so many areas. It wasn't cheesy at all and the entire audience was focused on the movie. I highly recommend the film. This is one film I wouldn't mind seeing twice at the festival! On a rating of (a) pay full price for film, (b) pay matinée price, (c) rent DVD at store, (d) Netflix - somewhere in the queue or (e) don't bother...it is totally (A). It was so worth paying full price for the film. Go see it!


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