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Grind (2003)




Comedy, Action

Release Date

August 15, 2003

MPAA Rating



105 min.

Production Budget

$6 millions


Warner Bros.

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Casey La Scala


Bill Gerber, Casey La Scala, Hunt Lowry


Ralph Sall



Grind (verb): scraping one or both axles of a skateboard on a curb, railing, or other surface

While the rest of his high school graduating class is heading to the same old grind of college, skateboarder Eric Rivers (MIKE VOGEL) and his best friends, Dustin (ADAM BRODY), a goal-oriented workaholic, and misfit slacker Matt (VINCE VIELUF) 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 (JASON LONDON) 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 (DAVE FOLEY) 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 Sweet Lou (JOEY KERN) to join their crew and provide the wheels for their tour, team "Super Duper" launches the ride of their lives in an outrageous road trip from Chi-town to Santa Monica. The professional scene doesn't exactly welcome "nobody" skaters, 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 (JENNIFER MORRISON) as they grind handrails across America and force the skateboarding world to give 'em a piece of the action.


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“..a sport and a subculture with an ethos and a lingo all its..”
by Roger Moore [Houston Chronicle]
“..a complete throwaway film, neither adequately representing the sport nor presenting itself well enough as a comedy..”
by Vince Leo [Qwipster's Movie Reviews]
“..It's innocent fun but it's definitely not, you know, "Thrashin"..”
by Kim Morgan [Reel]