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Grind (2003)

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Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

Director:

Casey La Scala

Writer:

Ralph Sall

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Vogel ... Eric Rivers
Vince Vieluf ... Matt Jensen
Adam Brody ... Dustin Knight
Joey Kern ... Sweet Lou
Jennifer Morrison ... Jamie
Jason London ... Jimmy Wilson
Summer Altice ... Winona
Bam Margera ... Bam
Erin Murphy Erin Murphy ... Hot Mama
Baron La Scala Baron La Scala ... In Utero
Stephen Root ... Cameron
Sasha Jenson ... Greg (as Sasha Jensen)
Brian Posehn ... Orville the Scraggly Guy
Christopher McDonald ... Mr. Rivers
Donte Calarco Donte Calarco ... Buxom Girl #1
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Storyline

While the rest of his high school graduating class is heading to the same old grind of college, skateboarder Eric Rivers and his best friends, Dustin, a goal-oriented workaholic, and misfit slacker Matt have one last summer roadtrip together to follow their dream of getting noticed by the professional skateboarding world--and getting paid to skate. When skating legend Jimmy Wilson's skate demo tour hits town, the boys figure that as soon as he sees their fierce tricks, he'll sign them up for his renowned skate team immediately, right? Unfortunately, the guys are intercepted by Jimmy's road manager and they can't get their foot in the door, much less their boards. But they do get some free advice: keep skating, stay true to yourself, and stay in the game--if you're good, you'll get noticed. Following their dream-- and Jimmy's national tour--Eric, Dustin and Matt start their own skate team, reluctantly sponsored by Dustin and his college fund. After recruiting laid-back ladies man Sweet... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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This Summer the underdogs have their day. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deszkások See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,511,403, 17 August 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,111,630, 14 September 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Many professional skaters have cameos in this movie, including Chad Fernandez, Ryan Sheckler, Bam Margera, Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Mike Vallely, Willy Santos, Kareem Campbell, Tony Hawk, Brian Sumner and Matt Ball, along with Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña (aka "Wee Man"), Preston Lacy and Ehren McGhehey of Jackass (2000) and Playboy Playmates Summer Altice, Dalene Kurtis and Karen McDougal. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the vert showdown seen between Eric and the Wigga, the camera passes the Wigga's shoes and they are white and blue, once he starts skating they become plain black. See more »

Quotes

Dustin: Lil Bow Wow, you keep barkin', you and I are gonna take a one way walk into the woods.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes during the credits, mostly skateboarding spills. See more »

Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Bad About Your Girl
Written by Maya Ford, Allison Robertson, Brett Anderson and Torry Castellano (as Torrance Castellano)
Performed by The Donnas
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Skaters apparently have nothing to look forward to...
21 October 2004 | by jjgoardSee all my reviews

Uh, people who gave this a ten: I get that you're into a hobby that only marginally interests most other people. So am I. (Don't ask.) But do you really think that a much better skating story couldn't easily be made? I would think, at least, it would really upset you that there was no attempt at all to blend the stunt double shots with the actor shots. Couldn't those actors even learn to do some basic tricks?

Almost no laughs. For lots of hot women, I can go online and see them wearing a lot less. For skating, I can see the real skaters doing it. This is as (1) as it gets, kids.

Helps me bring down my IMDb average, too.


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