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The Motivation (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 25 April 2013 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Felix Arguelles Felix Arguelles
Steve Berra Steve Berra
Chris Cole ... Himself
Red Cole Red Cole ... Herself
Rob Dyrdek ... Himself
Kelle Huston Kelle Huston ... Herself
Nyjah Huston ... Himself
Eric Koston Eric Koston ... Himself
Sean Malto ... Himself
Luan Oliveira Luan Oliveira ... Himself
Chaz Ortiz Chaz Ortiz ... Himself
Paul Rodriguez ... Himself
Jereme Rogers Jereme Rogers
Bastien Salabanzi Bastien Salabanzi ... Himself
Randy Sheckler Randy Sheckler ... Himself
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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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English | Portuguese | French

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25 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

After his defeat, Ryan Sheckler traveled to China to film a Plan B Skateboards video, Plan B True, becoming one of the first pro skateboarders to skate in China. See more »

Quotes

Randy Sheckler: [on his son, Ryan] He's skating in every warehouse and every park and every place he possibly can right now. And that is a testament to his fortitude to try to come in here this year and freakin' put a nail in the coffin of a championship.
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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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