TaglineIt was a time when life was easy...in a place they thought would never change.
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Skateland is a 2010 American drama film written and directed by Anthony Burns. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010. The film was released in the United States on May 13, 2011, with distribution by Freestyle Releasing. The film stars Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene, Brett Cullen, James LeGros, Taylor Handley, and Haley Ramm.
The film is dedicated to the memory of John Hughes, who directed teen films throughout the 1980s.
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The story takes place in a small town in Texas in 1983. The film follows a 19-year-old boy named Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez) who spends most of his time at the local roller rink where he works and hangs out with his friends, Brent Burkham (Heath Freeman), Brent's sister Michelle (Ashley Greene) and Kenny Crawford (Taylor Handley). Ritchie is struggling trying to figure out his future, what he wants to do with his life and if he wants to go to college. When a tragedy occurs in Ritchie's life he is forced to make these decisions earlier than he expected.
Shiloh Fernandez as Ritchie Wheeler
Ashley Greene as Michelle Burkham
Brett Cullen as David Wheeler
James LeGros as Clive Burkham
Taylor Handley as Kenny Crawford
Haley Ramm as Mary Wheeler
A. J. Buckley as Teddy
Melinda McGraw as Debbie Wheeler
D. W. Moffett as Jimmy Houston
Heath Freeman as Brent Burkham
Ellen Hollman as Deana Trammel
David Sullivan as Luther
Casey LaBow as Candy Boyce
Based on an unknown, but presumably small budget, Skateland only grossed $19,411 in the North American box office.
Upon its release, the film received mixed reviews; it currently holds a 42% rating (equivalent of 5.3/10) on Rotten Tomatoes.
Probably one of the film's major highlights is its soundtrack, which is composed of numerous songs that defined the late 70s and 80s.