Watch The 1978 Movie "Skateboard" For Free!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Get ready!  For those of you that remember this classic skateboard movie (that a lot of our friends were in), to the younger generation that wants to see rare older footage and the first movie starring numerous pro skaters, the 1978 movie, SKATEBOARD will be back out on DVD TODAY Aug. 27, 2019 an you can get it for purchase HERE.

But you can also watch it online for FREE - if you are an Amazon Prime member!!  SCORE!!!

The footage includes highlights, with cutting edge tricks, ramps and barrel jumping, all supplying the inspiration to the young folks of the day for what they would have liked to fill up their time doing as the skateboard craze really took hold.

Special features include:

~ audio commentary with director George Gage and skateboard legend Tony Alva
~  an on camera interview with Alva
~  the original theatrical trailer
~  and a photo gallery of lobby cards.

The premise of the movie was this: A sleazy Hollywood agent with gambling debts has to come up with cash fast. He organizes a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders to enter them in a major skateboarding competition, in spite of opposition from a dangerous gangster. If they win, they get $20,000 and the bookie leaves him alone.

Manny Bloom (Allen Garfield) is a small-time theatrical agent who has fallen on hard times. His troubles include not having the cash to pay alimony to his ex-wife, and even more pressing, his bookie is asking for more money from him, so what could save his skin? Naturally, a team of local skateboarders.

This movie is well worth a watch!!

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