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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:
... Zach
... Shaun
... Jeanne
Jackson Wurth ... Cody
... Tori
... Alan
... Gabe
Albert Reed ... Billy
... Ellen
Don Margolin ... John
... Moe (as Alejandro Patino)
... Shari
... Amber
... 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

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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

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16 April 2009 (Germany)  »

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De repente, Califórnia  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,464, 23 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,666, 22 June 2008
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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 Zach comes out of the shower with a towel around his waist and stands at the mirror of the medicine cabinet in a side shot, his shoulders and upper body are visibly wet. When the shot briefly changes to a full back shot of him, his back is completely dry. When it reverts to the original side shot, his body is wet again. 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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References Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982) See more »

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Pirate Sounds
Written by Ariel Rechtshaid, Josh Kessler, Marc Ferrari & Lewis Pesacov
Performed by Matt Popieluch (as Matthew Popieluch)
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Master Source
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An Exceptional Film About Love, Family, And Relationships
20 April 2008 | by See 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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