Skateland (2010)

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In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.

Skateland,set against the landscape of upstart malls, Jordache jeans and iconic hang outs,is as much a story about embracing who you are as it is about moving on. The personal drama marks the poignant transition of a group of high school friends into adulthood. Set in the early 1980s, in small town Texas, it is genuine, touching and candid snapshot of the lives of a close-knit group of friends who are confronted with the realities of the precarious world around them. The film revolves around a charismatic young skating rink manager named Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez), brother and sister Brent and Michelle Burkham (Heath Freeman, Ashley Greene) and the legendary, wise-cracking, Kenny Crawford (Taylor Handley) as their dreams and carefree lives start to fade into an uncertain future. -- (C) Freestyle Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 38% / Audience 37%

3/10

Rated PG-13 1 hr 38 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Anthony Burns
CAST
Ashley Greene  •  Shiloh Fernandez  •  Brett Cullen  •  Taylor Handley

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Ashley Greene Michelle Burkham
Shiloh Fernandez Ritchie Wheeler
Brett Cullen David Wheeler
Taylor Handley Kenny Crawford
David Sullivan Luther
Heath Freeman Brent Burkham
Melinda McGraw Debbie Wheeler
Haley Ramm Mary Wheeler
A. J. Buckley Teddy Tullos
Ellen Hollman Deana Trammel
James LeGros Clive Burkham
Casey LaBow Candy Boyce