Grind

August 15th, 2003







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(L-r): ADAM BRODY, JASON ACUÑA, VINCE VIELUF, JOEY KERN and MIKE VOGELStill of Joey Kern in GrindStill of Mike Vogel in Grind(L-r): ADAM BRODY, VINCE VIELUF, JENNIFER MORRISON, JOEY KERN and MIKE VOGEL Still of Bam Margera in Grind(L-r): JOEY KERN, VINCE VIELUF, MIKE VOGEL, JENNIFER MORRISON and ADAM BRODY

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

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.4/10 (7,085 voted)

Critic's Score: 30/100

Director: Casey La Scala

Stars: Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Mike Vogel

Storyline
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...

Cast:
Mike Vogel - Eric Rivers
Vince Vieluf - Matt Jensen
Adam Brody - Dustin Knight
Joey Kern - Sweet Lou
Jennifer Morrison - Jamie
Jason London - Jimmy Wilson
Summer Altice - Winona
Bam Margera - Bam
Erin Murphy - Hot Mama
Baron La Scala - In Utero
Stephen Root - Cameron
Sasha Jenson - Greg (as Sasha Jensen)
Brian Posehn - Orville the Scraggly Guy
Christopher McDonald - Mr. Rivers
Donte Calarco - Buxom Girl #1

Taglines: This Summer the underdogs have their day.



Details

Official Website: Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 15 August 2003

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $2,511,403 (USA) (17 August 2003) (2253 Screens)

Gross: $5,111,630 (USA) (14 September 2003)



Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The pregnant woman who turns away the Super Duper skate team is actually director Casey La Scala's wife.

Goofs:
Continuity: When they are skating the pool at the Pink Hotel, there is an "ambulance parking" sign taped to the bottom of the deep end. There are alternating shots with the sign there and gone.

Quotes:
Eric: But see, the truth is that Jimmy actually did want us to come over and say "What's up" so if you could just get us in for five minutes...
Tour Manager: Yea, I could do that.
Eric: You could do that?
Tour Manager: Yea, I could do that, but I'm not going to do that, because I don't want to, and I... I just can't seem to find my way around that.



User Review

Some pretty funny stuff.

Rating: 10/10

I picked this movie up for like 4.99 on DVD at a rental place nearby..and i have to say it was worth it. Although im not a big fan of skateboarding or the X-Games as a whole..i enjoyed this movie. It was pretty funny. It goes by at a steady pace and the characters all have a pretty good chemistry with eachother, especially considering that the lead roles are all newcomers. There are a few notable cameo's(Bam Margera, Tom Green). The story itself isnt anything great. It's not original or anything, but it still seems pretty fresh. Its funny through out and considering that im not a skateboarding fan and i enjoyed it, Id recommend this to anyone. Its some pretty funny stuff.









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