Presented by James M. Tate / 2/10/2013 / 2 Comments / allen garfield , comedy , gordon jump , leif garret , pam kenneally , pat hitchcock , seventies , sport
|year: 1978 cast: Allen Garfield, Leif Garrett, Kathleen Lloyd, Tony Alva, Pam Kenneally rating: ***1/2|
Garfield previously appeared as antagonistic side-characters in edgy films like THE CONVERSATION and BUSTING, and with an exception of the low-budget gumshoe comedy CRY UNCLE, he was never given a leading role...
|Steve Monahan leaps over Manny's car|
As Garrett hangs out in the background, the true hotshots are real life rollers Richard Van der Wyk, Tony Alva, Steve Monahan and Ellen O’Neal.
|The L.A. Wheels team bus after a makeover/paint job|
Although, towards the middle of the film, there are several terrific montage sequences of the kids in action, gliding down hills and rolling up and down sewer pipes with ease as The Jefferson Starship and/or Dr. John provide groovy tunes.
|Ellen O'Neal followed by Leif Garrett|
But as the desperate gambler – who gets beat up in his motel room as a reminder of his debts – keeps barking orders at Van der Wyk's Jason, tension builds within the team, which might not last much longer. Especially when the inevitable corporate sponsors move in.
|Pam Kenneally as Randi|
While not a perfect movie, and not always worthy of the sport it's named after, SKATEBOARD is must-see viewing for anyone with ninety minutes to lose... the fun way.
|More Photos from SKATEBOARD: THE MOVIE|
|Richard Van der Wyk and Pam Kenneally|
|Tony Alva flipping out|
|Pat Hitchcock (PSYCHO) with Allen Garfield and Gordon Jump|
|The beautiful Kathleen Lloyd|
|Pam Kenneally and Richard Van der Wyk|
|Steve Monahan at the first paid gig|
|Allen Garfield lectures Pam Kenneally|
|Skater star Tony Alva|
|Leif Garret and David Hyde|
|Pam Kenneally and Allen Garfield|
|Riding fast and high|
|TONY ALVA SKATING THE PIPES DURING THE INTRO OF SKATEBOARD|