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Shelter (2007)

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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Storyline

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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16 April 2009 (Germany)  »

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De repente, Califórnia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,464 (USA) (23 March 2008)

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$142,666 (USA) (22 June 2008)
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Trivia

The film's director Jonah Markowitz voiced the Cal Arts employee who contacted Zack on his cell phone. See more »

Goofs

When Zach comes out of the shower with a towel around his waist and stands at the mirror of the medicine cabinet in a side shot, his shoulders and upper body are visibly wet. When the shot briefly changes to a full back shot of him, his back is completely dry. When it reverts to the original side shot, his body is wet again. See more »

Quotes

Zach: There's something I really need to tell you.
Tori: I already know. I've known for awhile.
Zach: You're the only reason I wish I wasn't. I've always wanted to be everything to you. I've always dreamed of providing you with everything you ever wanted or needed.
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Connections

References Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Darkness Descends
Written by Ariel Rechtshaid, Josh Kessler, Marc Ferrari & Lewis Pesacov
Performed by Matt Popieluch (as Matthew Popieluch)
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Master Source
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30 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is inspiring and the acting is superb. Trevor Wright does an amazing job in making us believe he is struggling to be everything to his family while dealing with his sexuality. Brad Rowe is also incredible. Casting him with Trevor was perfect. They are a true couple in this story. Jonah will go far in his career if he continues to make outstanding films like this one! Nice job to here! Networks for producing such quality work. I would like to know how Jonah came up with the idea for Shelter? As the film gets distributed in theaters, I also hope it makes it to GLBT youth programs so that young audiences can see this film, and be proud of who they are.


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