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Shelter (2007)

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When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Wright ... Zach
Brad Rowe ... Shaun
Tina Holmes ... Jeanne
Jackson Wurth Jackson Wurth ... Cody
Katie Walder ... Tori
Matt Bushell ... Alan
Ross Thomas ... Gabe
Albert Reed Albert Reed ... Billy
Joy Gohring ... Ellen
Don Margolin Don Margolin ... John
Alejandro Patiño ... Moe (as Alejandro Patino)
Caitlin Crosby ... Shari
Alicia Sixtos ... Amber
Tarek Zohdy ... Gabe's Friend
Robbi Chong Robbi Chong ... Receptionist
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Storyline

Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe's older brother, Shaun, returns home, he is drawn to Zach's selflessness and talent. Zach falls in love with Shaun while struggling to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family. Written by bill stephens

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

De Repente, Califórnia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,464, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$142,666

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,666
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Company Credits

Production Co:

GP Pictures, here! Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Trevor Wright, Ross Thomas and Albert Reed already knew how to surf before the filming of this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Shaun walks past Zach in the back of Zach's truck ("Just leave it, dude"), Shaun is carrying his long board. When he is running to the surf and first meets Cody, he is carrying a different, shorter board. This is only time in the film that Shaun uses anything other than a long board. See more »

Quotes

Gabe: So...
Zach: So?
Gabe: Why didn't you tell me?
Zach: Tell you what?
Gabe: I don't care - at all.
Zach: I don't know what you're talking about.
Gabe: Okay. Have you... have you always known?
Zach: Seriously, dude.
Gabe: Okay. The fact that it's my brother is totally weird.
Zach: I know.
[...]
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Connections

References Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982) See more »

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Remember to Forget
Written by Shane Mack
Performed by Shane Mack
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An Exceptional Film About Love, Family, And Relationships
20 April 2008 | by unknwnnm2See all my reviews

What an amazing movie about love, family, and relationships. It was great to watch a film that used characters that stepped outside of the gay stereotypes seen in most films. It was even better to see a movie that focused on the love (rather than the sex) between the two lead characters.

While there are some scenes that scream "low budget," the end product as a whole was very rewarding. The acting, writing, and directing were all solid.

After so many disappointing gay films, I'm thrilled to have a movie like this come along. If this is a sign of things to come in gay cinema, then I am excited about future films. If you haven't seen "Shelter" yet, go give it watch. You'll be glad you did. Enjoy.


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