Skateboard

Film

Time Out says

This would seem to promise a rip-off Bad News Bears on wheels, and visions of yet another exploitative US sub-culture package hardly whet the appetite. Yet anticipations of doom are happily dashed: the familiar ingredients of cynical but loveable coach (Garfield), bronzed, blond-curled Southern Californian kids, the absurdist razzmatazz of American competitive sport, and a rock soundtrack, here actually mesh into a rather endearing entertainment. The film neatly explores the psychology (and the economics) of hype and 'pressure', and its many skateboard action sequences are well shot and edited. A good, lightweight, upbeat family film.

Details

Release details

Duration:
97 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
George Gage
Screenwriter:
Richard A Wolf, George Gage
Cast:
Allen Garfield
Kathleen Lloyd
Leif Garrett
Richard Van Der Wyk
Tony Alva
Anthony Carbone