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The Motivation (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 25 April 2013 (USA)
Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, ... See full summary »

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Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, injuries, money, fame and their own internal struggles - for a chance to win $200,000 and the title of best street-skateboarder in the world. The Motivation is a non-fiction sports film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough (The Carter, Bomb the System) featuring the biggest names in professional skateboarding today. Written by Anonymous

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Paul Rodriguez's most common nickname among fellow skaters and fans is "P-Rod." See more »

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Randy Sheckler: It's tiring to see people say, "oh Ryan's done. Ryan's done." He's 23 years old. Are you kidding me? We're promoting brands and we're done when we say we're done. We're not done! But winning the Street League would be cataclysmic for Ryan.
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Followed by Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story (2015) See more »

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A detailed look at pro skateboarding
8 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off I want to say skateboarding has changed a lot since I was a teen skating daily like an addict. I always leaned more towards street tricks (grinds, jumps) so its amazing to see that street skating has blown up in this way. Now about the film. It is an amazing inside look at each skater. These guys practice and train non stop for these brief moments of perfection. It is intense to see the final contest watching these guys move sometimes like machines, and I mean that in a positive way. It was really touching and inspiring. Those guys (some barely kids) were impressive. I think a fan of any sport or dedication will enjoy the film.


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