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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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References Ms. Pac-Man (1982) See more »

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City Surf
Written by Blair Booth & Douglas Boyle
Courtesy of Audio Network US Inc
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An 80's film that has it all.
15 August 2011 | by JimmyCollinsSee all my reviews

I know a lot of people compare Skateland to Adventureland and I don't want to follow everyone else but it's kinda hard not too. Both have the coming of age in the 80's plot, both have a killer soundtrack and both have a Twilight gal, the thing Skateland has that Adventureland lacked was heart, what Adventureland has in laughs Skateland has in emotion. The plot isn't necessarily original but we all know Hollywood don't know what originality means, it stands out from the crowd because it doesn't drown itself in the cliché feel good factor.

Shiloh Fernandez has graduated to leading man quite nicely, he has a very serene screen presence, and in this he sports the 80's shag to perfection. The scenes with him and his mother and sister are quite touching, I would have like to see a little bit of the story from the mothers point of view, she us almost painted as a cold woman so easily ready to abandon her children, but I picked up a vibe that there was more to the story than that.

The reproduction of the 80's is flawless, from the hair and clothes all the way down to the posters on a bedroom wall. Props to the production designers for that, so many period films of late aren't convincing enough with these details.

Check it out if you're in the mood for something a little different from the usual coming if age story, it's hard not to just sit back and enjoy the story unfolding before you. :)


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