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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

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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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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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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)  »

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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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(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 »

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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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A year or less of Teen friends growing up
12 April 2013 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

Nice unpretentious film in the genre of John Hughes teen years flicks. A nice little gem. Well worth a watch if you aren't expecting something award winning but still nicely done, subtle and warmly thoughtful of this time in our lives. Early 80's time space and appropriate music from that epic era, add a great soundtrack, as usual. Suspend judgment thru the first bits and give it a chance. Story is a bit typical, as seems characteristic of these. Loved that many of the characters seemed quite realistic and not stretched or inflated for any reason. Lastly, the Skateland hook is fun and memorable for most. Make some popcorn and enjoy.


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