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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.

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... Eric Rivers
... Matt Jensen
... Dustin Knight
... Sweet Lou
... Jamie
... Jimmy Wilson
... Winona
... Bam
Erin Murphy ... Hot Mama
Baron La Scala ... In Utero
... Cameron
... Greg (as Sasha Jensen)
... Orville the Scraggly Guy
... Mr. Rivers
Donte Calarco ... Buxom Girl #1
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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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Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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15 August 2003 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

The pregnant woman who turns away the Super Duper skate team is actually director Casey La Scala's wife. See more »

Goofs

When Matt jumps off the roof into the pool he yells, but his mouth doesn't open. See more »

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Matt: [after punching clown] ... I Hate Clowns
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Outtakes during the credits, mostly skateboarding spills. See more »

Connections

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

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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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Grind - brainless fun
12 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie on satellite with no preconceived notions. No it's not War & Peace but it was plain goofy fun like a cross between a "Road" picture & "Animal House". People who criticize this movie for not taking skateboarding seriously have totally missed the point. This movie could've been about ping pong & I still would have enjoyed it for what it was. Brainless fun. So if anyone is looking forward to basically shutting their brain down, but still getting a couple of cheap laughs I recommend this movie. It is NOT for young children. Some of the humor is "raunchy" but nothing anyone over the age of twelve hasn't heard in the school yard. It has a fairly basic moral (never give up) and not all the women in it are eye candy. Perfect for the demographic it was aiming for.


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