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The Skateboard Kid (1993)

PG | | Comedy , Family , Fantasy
No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will ... See full summary »

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Larry Swerdlove
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Busfield ... Frank
Bess Armstrong ... Maggie
Cliff De Young ... Big Dan
Rick Dean Rick Dean ... Earl
Dom DeLuise ... Rip (voice)
Trevor Lissauer ... Zack
Shanelle Workman ... Jenny
Jonathan Pekar Jonathan Pekar ... Ham
Lee McLaughlin Lee McLaughlin ... Sheriff
Kai Lennox ... Snake
Lee Velazquez Lee Velazquez ... Burger
Gerry Lock Gerry Lock ... Sally
Sindy McKay Sindy McKay ... Receptionist
Derek Mark Lochran Derek Mark Lochran ... Utilityman
David Wells ... Mr. Banks
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Storyline

No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will change. But they want nothing to do with him. Then Zack makes the discovery of his life: a talking wisecracking, magical skateboard. And suddenly, skateboarding rises to entirely new heights. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Why take the road when you can fly?

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Magia del corazón See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Despite the cover art for the DVD (and possibly the poster as well) depicts a dog riding along with the kid neither The Skateboard Kid (1993) nor the sequel The Skateboard Kid II (1995), which also has a similar poster with a dog, features no dog. See more »

Goofs

The skateboard's headlights switch from on and off between cuts during the "cleaning up the house" sequence while moving the couch. See more »

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A pleasant surprise
11 May 2001 | by dogface99See all my reviews

My nephew picked this one out of the "used" bin at Blockbuster, and while I was hoping that he would have picked "American Beauty" instead (OK, he's only 7, but I can dream, can't I?), I have to admit that I was very entertained by this movie while the young ones watched it 3 times in the same day (and it continues in heavy rotation.) It's a sweet, unpretentious little film that appears to have been made on a shoestring budget, but neither "Blair Witch" nor "Lost In Space" had Titanic-sized budgets and they proved to be a lot of fun. (Heck, don't budget restraints require filmmakers to be MORE creative ... hence the high cheese factor in most Hollywood blockbusters.) But I digress. Catch this on cable or pick up a rental. Besides, Bess Amstrong is a total babe and, according to the IMDB credits, the writer is from "Win Ben Stein


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