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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first scene inside Chili 'n' Such is a homage to Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), where an employee and a customer argue about 100% satisfaction. See more »

Goofs

When the main characters and the Wiggas are driving side by side and the Wiggas throw firecrackers into the van, the dash starts a small fire. In the next shot, it's all back to normal, and shows no sign of damage. See more »

Quotes

Matt: [after punching clown] ... I Hate Clowns
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Brian's Got a Brand New Bag (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Gary Kemp
Performed by Spandau Ballet
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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Not Great, But Not THAT Bad
27 August 2003 | by DigitalPhreakerSee all my reviews

Wow, I was surprised to hear people rip this movie apart like they did Gigli (although it's understandable for Gigli). This movie wasn't all that bad. I thought the cast was pretty good, and I loved Sweet Lou, but he was the Dazed and Confused rip off that someone else said. Granted, I will never buy this movie when it comes out on DVD, but it was worth the few extra bucks for the laugh. If you guys want a good laugh, without a lot of thinking (or plot) then see Grind. 7/10


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