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Skateboard Madness (1980)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Sport
When a reporter too laid-back for his own good is told his last chance to keep his job is to get some good photos for a story on skateboarding, he seeks out a group of four boarders who ... See full summary »

Director:

Julian Pena (as Julian Pena Jr.)

Writers:

Phil Hartman (narration), Julian Pena (as Julian Pena Jr.)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Huck Andress Huck Andress ... Skateboarder
Gregg Ayres Gregg Ayres ... Skateboarder
Ray Ban Ray Ban ... Self (as Surf Punks)
Bill Dale Bill Dale ... Self (as Surf Punks)
Dennis Dragon Dennis Dragon ... Self (as Surf Punks)
Alan Gelfand Alan Gelfand ... Skateboarder
Phil Hartman ... Narrator (voice)
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson ... Self (as Surf Punks)
Kurt Ledterman Kurt Ledterman ... Photographer (as Kurt 'Mellow Cat' Ledterman)
Stacy Peralta ... Skateboarder
Kent Senatore Kent Senatore ... Skateboarder
Mark the Shark Mark the Shark ... Self (as Surf Punks)
Dan Smith Dan Smith ... Skateboarder (as Dan 'Mini Shred' Smith)
Drew Steele Drew Steele ... Self (as Surf Punks)
Surf Punks Surf Punks ... Themselves
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When a reporter too laid-back for his own good is told his last chance to keep his job is to get some good photos for a story on skateboarding, he seeks out a group of four boarders who agree to take him on a skateboarding tour of California. After showing extensive footage of skateboarding moves and tricks, the film then goes on to show some surfing and snowboarding. The film is also bookended by a pair of animated shorts, both about skateboard racing. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Not Rated
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Soundtracks

My Wave
Performed by Surf Punks
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this film is a classic!
29 October 2005 | by starr-photoSee all my reviews

You have to look at this film as a tim capsule of the way skateboarding was..... the skateparks that are no longer there, the long hair, the short shorts.. This film took a few years to make and it was started at a time in skateboarding when the sport was evolving every month, boards were changing shape, truck sizes changes,, early during the filming, skaters where just starting to hit coping and barely get air, most skateparks were organic very flowing parks with no vertical and by the end of the film skateparks had been built with lots of vertical and pool coping.. It seemed like the film was never going to be finished because it would have been outdated by the time it came out so they kept trying to get the newest tricks on film before finishing it.... anyhow, great film.. Too bad for the new DVD they shortened the film by 30mins.. i'm sure it makes it a tighter film but go look for a copy of the original if you want to see it all...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Hal Jepsen Films See more »
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Mono

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