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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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Anthony Burns
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shiloh Fernandez ... Ritchie Wheeler
Ashley Greene ... Michelle Burkham
Heath Freeman ... Brent Burkham
Brett Cullen ... David Wheeler
Melinda McGraw ... Debbie Wheeler
Taylor Handley ... Kenny Crawford
Haley Ramm ... Mary Wheeler
A.J. Buckley ... Teddy Tullos
Ellen Hollman ... Deana Trammel
James Le Gros ... Clive Burkham (as James LeGros)
Casey LaBow ... Candy Boyce
James Landry Hébert ... Tommy Dillday (as James Hébert)
Ross Francis ... Danny States
Caleb Michaelson ... Billy Means
D.W. Moffett ... Steakhouse Manager
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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.

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Drama

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skateland - Zeiten ändern sich See more »

Filming Locations:

Marshall, Texas, USA See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

(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 »

Connections

References Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Puttin' On the Ritz
Written by Irving Berlin
Published by Irving Berlin Music Company (ASCAP)
Performed by Taco (Taco Ockerse)
Courtesy of Peer-Southern Productions, Inc.
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"Dazed and Confused"
26 January 2010 | by lake-644-691343See 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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