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Grind (2003)

Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

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Jimmy Wilson
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Winona
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Bam
Erin Murphy ...
Hot Mama
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Greg (as Sasha Jensen)
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Mr. Rivers
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While the rest of his high school graduating class is heading to the same old grind of college, skateboarder Eric Rivers and his best friends, Dustin, a goal-oriented workaholic, and misfit slacker Matt have one last summer roadtrip together to follow their dream of getting noticed by the professional skateboarding world--and getting paid to skate. When skating legend Jimmy Wilson's skate demo tour hits town, the boys figure that as soon as he sees their fierce tricks, he'll sign them up for his renowned skate team immediately, right? Unfortunately, the guys are intercepted by Jimmy's road manager and they can't get their foot in the door, much less their boards. But they do get some free advice: keep skating, stay true to yourself, and stay in the game--if you're good, you'll get noticed. Following their dream-- and Jimmy's national tour--Eric, Dustin and Matt start their own skate team, reluctantly sponsored by Dustin and his college fund. After recruiting laid-back ladies man Sweet... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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This Summer the underdogs have their day. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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15 August 2003 (USA)  »

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$2,511,403 (USA) (17 August 2003)

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$5,111,630 (USA) (14 September 2003)
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Many professional skaters have cameos in this movie, including Chad Fernandez, Ryan Sheckler, Bam Margera, Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Mike Vallely, Willy Santos, Kareem Campbell, Tony Hawk, Brian Sumner and Matt Ball, along with Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña (aka "Wee Man"), Preston Lacy and Ehren McGhehey of Jackass (2000) and Playboy Playmates Summer Altice, Dalene Kurtis and Karen McDougal. See more »

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When Bam walks in the skate shop, he was given 3 decks. He had all 3 stacked facing graphic up and the very next shot, he only had 1 deck in his hand with the graphic facing down See more »

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Dustin: Guys, what are we doing in a clown college?
Sarah Jensen: [Female clown appears] Matty!
Matt: Hey, Mom.
Sarah Jensen: We missed the hell out of you!
Sweet Lou: Those are Matt's parents?
Dustin: They really are clowns.
Sarah Jensen: [Gets away and rubs her nose] You reek!
Matt: Hey, Dad.
Denise: [Girl appears] Matt?
Matt: What's up?
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes during the credits, mostly skateboarding spills. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Happening (2011) See more »

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I'm Just a Kid
Written by Simple Plan and Arnold Lanni
Performed by Simple Plan
Courtesy of Lava Records LLC
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Blue Crush meets Road Trip with Skateboards
28 January 2004 | by (Kings Park, NY) – See all my reviews

Take Blue Crush and Road Trip to the asphalt with boys instead of girls. The movie is an entertaining over-the-top story about four friends who decide to make the summer more interesting by trying to live the dream of becoming pro skateboarders. Their path to potential stardom is one full of roadblocks of all shapes and kinds. Don't look for any award winning performances here, but do look for some good laughs and some good and great skateboarding sequences.

Mike Vogel, Vince Vieluf, Adam Brody and Joey Kern provide acceptable performances as stereotype characters sticking to the molds they have been given. Their performances are not bad, nor are they great, which allows the movie to be very watch-able - I don't think you'll be cringing because of poor acting, as you might have in other films. There are a lot of cameos (some good, some bad) in this movie - Randy Quaid, Christopher McDonald, Christine Estabrook, Bob(cat) Goldthwait, and Tom Green are the most recognizable ones.

If you like skateboarding and you're not going to be watching with too critical of an eye you'll enjoy the move even more than most. It's a watch-able, enjoyable movie. Hey, I didn't check my watch once to see if its almost over yet! Enjoy!


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