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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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Storyline

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

Gross USA:

$19,411

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,411
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Runtime:

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 Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

I Melt with You
Performed by Modern English
Written by Richard Brown (as Richard Ian Brown), Mick Conroy (as Michael Frances Conroy), Robbie Grey (as Robert James Grey), Gary McDowell (as Gary Frances McDowell), Stephen Walker (as Stephen James Walker)
Published by Universal-PolyGram Int. Publ., Inc.
on behalf of Universal/Momentum Music 3 Ltd. (ASCAP)
(P) 1982 4AD Limited
ISRC No: GB-AFL-82-00036
Available on the album After The Snow
Licensed courtesy of 4AD Ltd
www.4ad.com
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A charming comedy forced to be dramatic
31 January 2010 | by chimotionSee all my reviews

The eighties music was wonderful in addition to a solid production design team and a good cast.

The film had some very charming and humorous moments. I believe the film would have benefited by sticking to its comic explorations of the era and interpersonal dynamics of its main characters and sub characters.

The dramatic essence of the film did not work for me. I did not feel vested in the characters enough to care about several of the "tragic" circumstances explored by the filmmakers. At one point the soundtrack explodes before and during a chase sequence that I found out of sorts.

I feel with some additional sound and visual editing this charming film can be made ready for a larger distribution.


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