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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 »

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Referenced in Dirty Soap: Guiding Fight (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Urgent
Written by Mick Jones
Published by Somerset Songs Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Foreigner
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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See it... Absolutely see it. You'll find you in this film.
11 March 2011 | by LiveFearlessSee all my reviews

This movie has one of those scripts that captures your heart and doesn't let go. I will admit that I saw this movie multiple times at Sundance 2010, sure, the music was perfectly selected and placed in this film, the editing was wonderful... but it was the script. If you were reared in the 80s, had parents in the 80s, were aware of this thing called 'divorcing parents' in the 80s, well I could go on, but I know that there is some reality in this movie that will relate to you. It's coming to theaters March 25, 2011. If this movie isn't playing in your city, either demand it or fly to a city that's showing it. Do not wait for this one on video, you would miss out on experiencing the music as it's meant to be felt in this film if you wait to see this on Blu Ray or DVD. These guys have done a poor job of Marketing this movie (if only they had asked me), but they've got a film that COULD be the launch of something much bigger than what John Hughes dreamed of and did. It's not just a story, it's a heartfelt story... Finally a script that reaches into your heart and doesn't let go. I met with these guys repeatedly to explain what a master work they have. Since they aren't marketing it as the genius work this is, just go see it and get everyone you know to go see it, you won't be disappointed. Those that missed giving the GREAT review... I understand, it was COLD at Sundance, so the ice can have an effect on the positivity factor in the brain. Do not miss this movie!


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