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Minding the Gap (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 August 2018 (USA)
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Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

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Bing Liu
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 58 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Keire Johnson Keire Johnson ... Self (as Kiere Johnson)
Bing Liu ... Self
Zack Mulligan Zack Mulligan ... Self
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Storyline

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minding the Gap See more »

Filming Locations:

Rockford, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,812, 19 August 2018

Gross USA:

$11,998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,328
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Film was shot in Rockford Illinois See more »

Quotes

Zack Mulligan: Your whole life society tells you, like 'oh, be a man, and you are strong and you are tough and margaritas are gay' you know, like. You know. You don't grow up thinking that's the way you are. When you're a kid, you just do, you just act and then somewhere along the line, everyone loses that.
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Video Life
Written by Chris Spedding, Stephen W. Parsons
Performed by Chris Spedding
Courtesy of Warner Music UK, Ltd.
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Great Doc
29 January 2019 | by The_Film_AuditorSee all my reviews

After the first 10 minutes of Minding the Gap, I began to wonder why this film was nominated for an Oscar for best Documentary. How could a skateboarding documentary made by a young filmmaker be that great? Well, I was very wrong. This film about skateboarding covered many different issues, including child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, poverty, teen parenting, racial prejudice/stereotypes, and much more. The documentary did an extraordinary job connecting the audience to the people shown in the film and empathizing with their experiences. The film caused me to think about my life and how fortunate I have been to avoid many of the problems that the young adults in the film have faced in their life. It caused me to reflect on how life altering something like abuse can be. What I thought would be a simple documentary on skateboarding turned out to be a beautiful, thought provoking film.


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