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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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Ritchie Wheeler
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Brent Burkham
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David Wheeler
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Debbie Wheeler
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Kenny Crawford
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Mary Wheeler
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Teddy Tullos
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Deana Trammel
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Clive Burkham (as James LeGros)
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Tommy Dillday (as James Hébert)
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Danny States
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Billy Means
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Steakhouse Manager
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Storyline

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 easy...in a place they thought would never change.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,108 (USA) (3 June 2011)
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

(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 »

Connections

References Donkey Kong Jr. (1982) See more »

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PANCHO AND LEFTY
Written by Townes van Zandt
Published by of Katie Belle Music (ASCAP)
Will Van Zandt Publishing (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug Music, Inc.
Published by JTVZ Music (ASCAP)
All rights administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.
Used by permission of EMI U CATALOG, INC. (ASCAP)
All rights reserved
Performed by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
Courtesy of Columbia Records Nashville, A division of Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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