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)
Ross Francis ...
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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(at around 9 mins) When Ritchie, Brent and Michelle are driving down the road, the car transmission is clearly in the "Park" position. See more »


Referenced in Dirty Soap: Guiding Fight (2011) See more »

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14 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I too checked out this film at the SXSW Film Festival just about two months ago and thought it was going to be similar to Lord Of Dogtown with Heath Ledger (a movie that I liked and thought was charming). I thought the acting was solid (I don't like Ashley Greene much but Shiloh Fernandez, who I just saw in Red Riding Hood, gave a very convincing performance). The rest of the movie was very confusing to me. It cuts all over the place and I found no real "through line" or sense of continuity.

But, I think the filmmakers did a good job of putting a microscope to the time's of the 80's (the culture...specifically the teenage male and female angst and social classifications). I don't know that I would go see it again. It's no "Almost Famous." I thought it was a cool little movie that could have been better if it had a more specific storyline, but it just wasn't the case. Maybe it should be re-cut.

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