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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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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

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

Goofs

In the scene after Gabe, Zach and Shaun finish surfing Gabe says that he's never going on a long board. When he says the line and the camera angle changes to Zach and Shaun, in the background you see people on the cliff, one has a red sweater on. When the scene changes back to Gabe and he says he's going to get some beer and leaves, the people are no longer on the cliff when the camera angle switches. (Trevor also mentions that fact in the commentary.) See more »

Quotes

Shaun: Where are you?
Zach: Gettin' warmer... colder... turn around. I'm so sorry.
Shaun: You better be.
Zach: You sent in my application?
Shaun: Yeah... why're you here? What changed?
Zach: I did.
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Referenced in My Big Break (2009) See more »

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Darkness Descends
Written by Ariel Rechtshald, Josh Kessler, Marc Ferrari & Lewis Pesacov
Performed by Matthew Popieluch
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Master Source
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Wow! Go see this...
13 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this the other night at a screening in NYC...wasn't even going to go but decided at the last minute to go and so happy I did. This movie completely surprised me and impressed me. Wonderfully directed, great script and spot on acting. Absolutely the best gay themed movie I've seen since Brokeback Mountain and in some ways surpasses that movie. How refreshing to see a film that deals with gay characters and none of them have a disease or are all about sex. Not that there's anything wrong with that but it's about time we see more movies that represent the ENTIRE spectrum of the gay community. The situations here were believable...the two leads had actual chemistry and there was an overall realism to it that we've rarely seen on screen with gay characters. This film has absolute mainstream appeal to it...Go see it and bring your friends!


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