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Shelter (2007)

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

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Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe's older brother, Shaun, returns home, he is drawn to Zach's selflessness and talent. Zach falls in love with Shaun while struggling to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family. Written by bill stephens

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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16 April 2009 (Germany)  »

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De repente, Califórnia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,464, 23 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,666, 22 June 2008
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Trivia

Actor Trevor Wright has his last name WRIGHT tattooed across his lower back which is visible in one shot of "Shelter." See more »

Goofs

When Zach and Gabe are in the diner's kitchen, Zach looks at the wall clock to tell Gabe how long he has to work. The second-hand of the electric clock is not operating. See more »

Quotes

Zach: I don't think the whole student thing's going to happen right now.
Gabe: Why, 'cause you didn't get into that art institute place? Go somewhere else.
Zach: Art institute place... Whatever, it's alright... Scholarship was my ticket.
Gabe: Well you are the king of scholarships.
Zach: Got me into your richy-rich private school.
Gabe: On the short bus every day.
Zach: [laughing] Rich fuck.
Gabe: [laughing] Fuck you, ghetto trash.
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Connections

Referenced in My Big Break (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Pirate Sounds
Written by Ariel Rechtshaid, Josh Kessler, Marc Ferrari & Lewis Pesacov
Performed by Matt Popieluch (as Matthew Popieluch)
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Master Source
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Beautifully done --acting and direction
13 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

It's not really about rich and poor, it's about honesty and honor, and the lack of it.

The one stand-up guy (Trevor Wright) reminds us that there actually *are* good, selfless people in the world. Zach has to deal with and master an unfair world, and part of that iniquity is himself, because he's gay. Trouble outside, trouble inside.

This is a very kind, wonderfully acted movie. Kudos to all involved.

It's odd that we need straight actors to convince us that gay folk are actually human, but these guys do it without apologies.

We should all be so kind.


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