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Skateboard (1978)

PG | | Drama, Sport | February 1978 (USA)
A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Manny Bloom
... Millicent Broderick
... Brad Harris
Richard Van der Wyk ... Jason Maddox
... Tony Bluetile
Steve Monahan ... Peter Steffens
David Hyde ... Dennis
... Jenny Bradshaw
Pam Kenneally ... Randi
Antony Carbone ... Sol
Sylvester Words ... Sol's Henchman
... Mr. Harris
... Mrs. Harris (as Pat Hitchcock)
... Himself
Joe Bratcher ... Vito
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A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000.

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Oliver Theess was offered to work on this film because of his skateboarding skills . See more »

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Riding High
Performed by Monalisa Young (as Mona Lisa Young) & Terry Young
Lyrics by Richard Sarstedt
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Great!
10 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

All that I can say is that the other guy that reviewed this movie knows nothing about the history of skateboarding. In the 1970s skateboarding was one of the greatest spectacles of the time. There were actually skateboard World Championships which drew grand crowds and the invents did include slalom(weaving in and out of cones) and downhill races... I found the other guy to be completely asinine in his reasoning. This movie has a cameo of Tony Alva of Dogtown fame. Who recently was featured in the video game Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, and the feature film Lords of Dogtown and the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves skateboarding and its history because this is clearly a part of it...

GRADE: A+, excellent


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