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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene with Sweet Lou and the high school girls is an allusion to Matthew McConaughey's line in Dazed and Confused (1993), "That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age." See more »

Goofs

When they are skating the pool at the Pink Hotel, there is an "ambulance parking" sign taped to the bottom of the deep end. There are alternating shots with the sign there and gone. See more »

Quotes

Sweet Lou: Sweet Lou cleans no man's poo.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Donkey Song
Written by Joshua Allen Stevens
Performed by Joshua Allen Stevens
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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I think it's great
27 October 2005 | by sgreenwald-1See all my reviews

I agree with another comment that the critics shouldn't have torn this movie apart like some others! It wasn't all that bad. There were those random parts that you don't think should be in there, but it is a funny movie that you can never get sick of!

The crowd that I believe the film is aiming for are those struggling athletes or skaters. There is supposed to be a little more struggle than what they put in, but it isn't a drama, it's comedy. Mike Vogel played his part well, along with Adam Brody. Most of the skating was stunt men, but there were those little scenes where the actors would actually have to skate! These actors actually took plenty of training to learn how to pull off the skating.

This is a movie that you can watch with your friends over and over again and never get sick of!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grind See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,511,403, 17 August 2003

Gross USA:

$5,123,696

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,141,166
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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