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Skateland (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  13 May 2011 (USA)
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In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ritchie Wheeler
Brent Burkham
David Wheeler
Debbie Wheeler
Kenny Crawford
Mary Wheeler
Teddy Tullos
Deana Trammel
Clive Burkham (as James LeGros)
Tommy Dillday (as James Hébert)
Danny States
Billy Means
Steakhouse Manager


An iconic tribute to a culture, place and state of mind that defined small town America in the early 80s. It is a universal moment in time, when everything you know to be true starts fading. The story is personal, yet familiar, set against a visually arresting landscape of music and vistas of Americana. Written by Anonymous

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It was a time when life was a place they thought would never change.



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Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexuality, language, substance abuse and smoking - involving teens | See all certifications »

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13 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Skateland - Zeiten ändern sich  »

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$5,254 (USA) (13 May 2011)


$11,108 (USA) (3 June 2011)

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A charming comedy forced to be dramatic
31 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The eighties music was wonderful in addition to a solid production design team and a good cast.

The film had some very charming and humorous moments. I believe the film would have benefited by sticking to its comic explorations of the era and interpersonal dynamics of its main characters and sub characters.

The dramatic essence of the film did not work for me. I did not feel vested in the characters enough to care about several of the "tragic" circumstances explored by the filmmakers. At one point the soundtrack explodes before and during a chase sequence that I found out of sorts.

I feel with some additional sound and visual editing this charming film can be made ready for a larger distribution.

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