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A handful of teenagers find the life they've known is slipping away from them in this independent coming-of-age drama. Nineteen-year-old Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez) is the manager of a roller rink in a small town in East Texas. Ritchie's job gives him a chance to hang out with his friends and get paid for it, but fewer kids are interested in roller skating, and Ritchie's life increasingly feels like an extension of high school as he parties his evenings away without moving forward. Ritchie's kid sister, Mary (Haley Ramm), and his girlfriend, Michelle (Ashley Greene), both think its time he tried to make something of himself, but Ritchie isn't sure which way to go, even as he sees a disturbing reflection of himself in Brent (Heath Freeman), Michelle's older brother. Brent left town for a promising career in motorcycle racing until an accident ended his career and now he's back, drinking beer with his sister's friends and picking up high school girls. As the roller rink is poised to close and divorce tears apart both Ritchie's and Michelle's families, they find themselves leaving childhood behind while uncertain about what adulthood holds. The first feature film from director Anthony Burns, Skateland was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 13, 2011


Shiloh Fernandez
as Ritchie Wheeler
Ashley Greene
as Michelle Burkham
Heath Freeman
as Brent Burkham
Taylor Handley
as Kenny Crawford
A.J. Buckley
as Teddy Tullos
Haley Ramm
as Mary Wheeler
Brett Cullen
as David Wheeler
Melinda McGraw
as Debbie Wheeler
Ellen Hollman
as Deana Trammel
James LeGros
as Clive Burkham
Casey LaBow
as Candy Boyce
D.W. Moffett
as Jimmy Houston
David Sullivan
as Luther Sams
Joshua Bridgewater
as Jarvis Gerald
Kent Jude Bernard
as Vance
James Hebert
as Tommy Dilday
Ross Francis
as Danny States
Caleb Michaelson
as Billy Means


Brandon Freeman
Heath Freeman
Heath Freeman
Brandon Freeman
Peter Simonite
Michael Penn
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Hoffman
Christopher Stull
Production Designer
Brandon Freeman
Executive Producer
Kari Perkins
Costume Designer
Gary Jay
Camera Operator
Don Reddy
Camera Operator
Tricia Wood
Deborah Aquila
Mark Manthey