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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.

Director:

George Gage

Writers:

Dick Wolf (screenplay) (as Richard A. Wolf), George Gage (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allen Garfield ... Manny Bloom
Kathleen Lloyd ... Millicent Broderick
Leif Garrett ... Brad Harris
Richard Van der Wyk Richard Van der Wyk ... Jason Maddox
Tony Alva ... Tony Bluetile
Steve Monahan Steve Monahan ... Peter Steffens
David Hyde David Hyde ... Dennis
Ellen O'Neal ... Jenny Bradshaw
Pam Kenneally Pam Kenneally ... Randi
Antony Carbone ... Sol
Sylvester Words Sylvester Words ... Sol's Henchman
Gordon Jump ... Mr. Harris
Patricia Hitchcock ... Mrs. Harris (as Pat Hitchcock)
Orson Bean ... Self
Joe Bratcher Joe Bratcher ... Vito
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

team | debt | van | travel | teenager | See All (13) »

Taglines:

Love, laughter, good guys, bad guys and America's greatest skateboarders. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Other than the low budget and obscure gumshoe comedy 'Cry Uncle' directed by John G. Avildsen, Allen Garfield was always a character actor and never a lead until this movie, and wouldn't be after. See more »

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My Heart Is Just a Retread in That Tire Sale Called Life
Written & Performed by Roger Jaep
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Better than you'd think
21 December 2002 | by JohnSealSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skateboard: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,318,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,318,823
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Blum Group See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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