Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, ... See full summary »

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Adam Bhala Lough
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Credited cast:
Felix Arguelles Felix Arguelles
Steve Berra
Chris Cole ... Self
Red Cole Red Cole ... Self
Rob Dyrdek ... Self
Kelle Huston Kelle Huston ... Self
Nyjah Huston ... Self
Eric Koston Eric Koston ... Self
Sean Malto ... Self
Luan Oliveira Luan Oliveira ... Self
Chaz Ortiz Chaz Ortiz ... Self
Paul Rodriguez ... Self
Jereme Rogers Jereme Rogers
Bastien Salabanzi Bastien Salabanzi ... Self
Randy Sheckler Randy Sheckler ... Self
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Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, injuries, money, fame and their own internal struggles - for a chance to win $200,000 and the title of best street-skateboarder in the world. The Motivation is a non-fiction sports film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough (The Carter, Bomb the System) featuring the biggest names in professional skateboarding today. Written by Anonymous

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What makes a champion.

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Documentary | Sport

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Bastien Salabanzi returned to France after his defeat. See more »

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Ryan Sheckler: Taking a solid slam can either really hurt you or just piss you off. And, for me, it normally just pisses me off. It hurts but it's more of like an adrenaline rush to like, be able to trick your brain and be like, "that didn't hurt, we're doing this again." Once it gets to like the fourth or fifth hard slam in a row then you kind of re-evaluate what you're trying.
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Followed by Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story (2015) See more »

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A detailed look at pro skateboarding
8 September 2013 | by tj0331See all my reviews

First off I want to say skateboarding has changed a lot since I was a teen skating daily like an addict. I always leaned more towards street tricks (grinds, jumps) so its amazing to see that street skating has blown up in this way. Now about the film. It is an amazing inside look at each skater. These guys practice and train non stop for these brief moments of perfection. It is intense to see the final contest watching these guys move sometimes like machines, and I mean that in a positive way. It was really touching and inspiring. Those guys (some barely kids) were impressive. I think a fan of any sport or dedication will enjoy the film.


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25 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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