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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.

Director:

Jonah Markowitz

Writer:

Jonah Markowitz
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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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Were they using two different GMC Jimmys? In the first scene where Zach drives up Gabe/Shaun's driveway it looks/sounds like he put the truck in Park, but in subsequent scenes in the truck he was shifting a manual. See more »

Quotes

Zach: I can't just take whatever I want. My life is not like that.
Shaun: You'll never get what you want unless you take it.
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Connections

Referenced in My Big Break (2009) See more »

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Break
Written by Shane Mack
Performed by Shane Mack
Courtesy of here! Tunes
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Exceptionally Fine Film
19 July 2007 | by vacaville-shaneSee all my reviews

I attended the Outfest screening for this film last night and was mightily and pleasantly surprised. I'd read the descriptive blurb in the Outfest program and thought "Yeah, whatever...a surfer film." But it was at the John Ford Amphitheatre, my favorite festival venue, which, frankly, was my main reason to go last night. Within the first ten minutes, the venue was quite secondary. I was easily drawn into the story and found myself deeply moved soon in. Having grown up in small town America, the story held a profound resonance for me. Yet, even if that is not your particular experience, this film defies you not to be moved. If you are looking for imperfection here, you will find it. If you allow yourself to be engaged in the story, you won't be disappointed. This one will be with me for a while.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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