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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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Manny Bloom
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Millicent Broderick
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Brad Harris
Richard Van der Wyk ...
Jason Maddox
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Tony Bluetile
Steve Monahan ...
Peter Steffens
David Hyde ...
Dennis
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Jenny Bradshaw
Pam Kenneally ...
Randi
Antony Carbone ...
Sol
Sylvester Words ...
Sol's Henchman
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Mr. Harris
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Mrs. Harris (as Pat Hitchcock)
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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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Paula Prentiss was originally considered for the role of Millicent Broderick. See more »

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Sweet Rider
Lyrics by Richard Sarstedt
Music by Mark Snow
Performed by Dr. John
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Better than you'd think
21 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Skateboard is the implausible but engaging story of the LA Wheels, a 'professional' team of adolescents traveling the skateboard circuit (who knew there was one?). Allen Garfield plays their mentor and manager, and he is surprisingly effective as the desperate Manny Blum who needs cash to pay off gangster Antony Carbone. Kathleen Lloyd provides a touch of class as his assistant coach and the kids of the skate team seem to be having fun. An excellent family film that goes out of its way to eschew profanity, Skateboard has a happy ending for everyone, including the hoodlum.


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