This movie follows a teenager named Stevie growing up in Los Angeles. He's struggling with his family, including his co-dependent single mom and his abusive older brother, and at school, where his richer friends seem to overlook him. When Stevie befriends a crew of skateboarders, he learns some tough lessons about class, race, and privilege.Written by
The CD that Sunburn gives his brother Ian as a gift for his 18th birthday is, Labcabincalifornia by The Pharcyde. The Pharcyde also has two songs on the film's soundtrack. See more »
When Stevie and his friends are shown skating down the middle of the street a 2003-2011 black Lincoln Town Car is clearly seen driving towards the camera. Later in the film they are shown skating down the same street and this time the modern Lincoln is driving away from the camera. See more »
Why are you always filming stuff on that camera?
Cause one day I wanna make movies. I have this one idea. It's about this baby. Like a... like a... like a super baby. It's called Strong Baby.
He has, like, a little cape.
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The A24 logo at the start of the film is made of skateboards. See more »
Written by Terence Parkins
Performed by Count Lasher
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Like the 90's if you were there
This movie was the 90's skate scene to a T. The music, a mix of punk, indie and hip hop, the clothes, baggy pants and 2XL tees, drugs, underage drinking, and of course street skating.
If you were there, you know, if not you can experience a time that will never come back. Skating is not the outlaw thing you do to escape your sh!tty life anymore, it's city built skateparks and X games.
That's why this film hits hard. Everyone who was around then had their crew and every crew had the jokester, the pro, the poor kid and the hanger-on who wasn't really good but a nice dude so you kept him. That's what Stevie is in this film and that's why you feel for him.
Jonah Hill has made an authentic time capsule into the mid 90's that feels real and not forced.
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