DirectorCasey La Scala Music directorRalph Sall WriterRalph Sall LanguageEnglish
Release dateAugust 15, 2003 (2003-08-15) Featured songsGet Busy, Nothin but a Good Time, Im Just a Kid, Smoke Two Joints, Boom, Headstrong, Fly from the Inside CastMike Vogel (Eric Rivers), Vince Vieluf (Matt Jensen), Adam Brody (Dustin Knight), Joey Kern (Sweet Lou), Jennifer Morrison (Jamie) Similar moviesBlind - Damn..., Back to the Future, Blind - This Is Not A Test, Pulp Fiction, Back to the Future Part II, Rocky
TaglineLive Fast... Play Hard... Die Laughing...
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Grind is a 2003 American comedy film about four young aspiring amateur skaters Eric Rivers (Mike Vogel), Matt Jensen (Vince Vieluf), Dustin Knight (Adam Brody), and Sweet Lou Singer (Joey Kern) who are trying to make it in the world of pro skateboarding by pulling insane stunts in front of pro skater Jimmy Wilson (Jason London).
While the rest of his high school graduating class is heading to the same old kind 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 Lou "Sweet Lou" Singer to join their crew and provide the van for their tour, team Super Duper launches the ride of their lives in an outrageous road trip from Chicago to Santa Monica. The professional scene doesn't exactly welcome nobody, but these outsiders stick together through extreme misadventures. In their quest to go pro, they meet professional vert skating champions Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist and Pierre Luc Gagnon, skate pro Bam Margera and his crew Preston Lacy, Ehren Danger McGhehey and Jason Wee Man Acuña, as well as sexy skate chick Jamie as they grind handrails across America and force the skateboarding world to give 'em a piece of the action.
Mike Vogel as Eric Rivers
Vince Vieluf as Matt Jensen
Joey Kern as Sweet Lou Singer
Adam Brody as Dustin Knight
Jennifer Morrison as Jamie
Jason London as Jimmy Wilson
Summer Altice as Winona
Bam Margera as Himself
Erin Murphy as Hot Mama
Stephen Root as Cameron
Christopher McDonald as Mr. Rivers
Brian Posehn as Orville the Scraggly Guy
Jason Acuña as Little Timmy (As Wee Man)
Donte Calarco as Buxom Girl #1
Christine Estabrook as Sarah Jensen
Randy Quaid as Jock Jensen
Lindsay Felton as Denise Jensen
Chad Fernandez as Rival Skater #1
Alfred Briere as Rival Skater #2
Ehren McGhehey as Rival Skater #3
Brandon Mychal Smith as Teen Skater
Jake Muxworthy as Pro
Shonda Farr as Sandy Moore
Bob "Bobcat" Goldthwait as Bell Clerk
Tom Green as Colorado Skate Shop Owner
Ryan Sheckler as Rod St. James
Guillermo Aguilar as Himself
Preston Lacy as Himself
Liam Booth as Himself
A soundtrack consisting of a blend of rock, hip hop and reggae music was released on August 12, 2003 by Atlantic Records.
The film received unfavorable reviews from critics. Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 8% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 71 reviews, with an average score of 3.1/10. Metacritic gave it an average score of 30 out of 100 from the 24 reviews it collected.
Joe Laydon, of Variety Magazine called the "Skating scenes ... unremarkable and repetitious," concluding that the film was less than good.
Keith Phipps, for The Onion's A.V. Club, said "The film ... will gleam the cube only of viewers with an unusually high tolerance for porta-toilet and Dutch-oven gags."