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Skateland (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama | 13 May 2011 (USA)
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In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ritchie Wheeler
... Michelle Burkham
... Brent Burkham
... David Wheeler
... Debbie Wheeler
... Kenny Crawford
... Mary Wheeler
... Teddy Tullos
... Deana Trammel
... Clive Burkham (as James LeGros)
... Candy Boyce
... Tommy Dillday (as James Hébert)
... Danny States
... Billy Means
... Steakhouse Manager


An iconic tribute to a culture, place and state of mind that defined small town America in the early 80s. It is a universal moment in time, when everything you know to be true starts fading. The story is personal, yet familiar, set against a visually arresting landscape of music and vistas of Americana. Written by Anonymous

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It was a time when life was easy...in a place they thought would never change.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexuality, language, substance abuse and smoking - involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Skateland - Zeiten ändern sich  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,254, 15 May 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,108, 5 June 2011
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2.35 : 1
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(at around 9 mins) When Ritchie, Brent and Michelle are driving down the road, the car transmission is clearly in the "Park" position. See more »


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


Electric Avenue
Written by Eddy Grant
Performed by Eddy Grant
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of Universal Music GmbH (Australia)
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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"Dazed and Confused"
26 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

I sat in the packed theater house. Eagerly awaiting this film. Why? Well, I remember 1983 and how it felt. The sights, the sounds, the emotions. It was my age of innocence. And a decadent time for many. And now I was going to visit that time for 90 minutes.

The film takes place in North Eastern Texas town. The year is 1983. Ritchie (Shiloh Fernandez) is a 19 year kid. Not sure where his life is going to go. And quite content working at Skateland for his life. Ritchie's choices. Only include. Not making a choice. With the closure of Skateland and his parents looming divorce. Ritchie is confronted with the question all 19 year olds hear. "What you going to do with yourself".

For a directorial debut. Anthony Burns held his own. However, we have all seen this film before. Nothing new here. A John Hughes throwback. Great music with very few great scenes. Ashley Greene of "Twilight" fame also stars in "Skateland". So, now I have watched 3 films with her that were "Ehhh" Wait for DVD. Or rent "Dazed & Confused".

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