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PG-13| 1 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler (Shia La Beouf) obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart (Elden Henson). The school bully (Billy Kay) is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where his father (William Sadler) is a recovering drug addict. Kelly's life gets even more complicated when he falls for Tabby (Amy Smart), Bart's pretty and soon-to-be-wed older sister.

Cast: Shia La Beouf , Elden Henson , Amy Smart , Billy Kay , Kathleen Quinlan , Shiri Appleby , William Sadler , Ray Wise

Directors: Kyle Rankin , Efram Potelle

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

Release Date: August 22nd, 2003|1 hr. 18 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Dispiriting mess. The movie is bad in a boring way: tepidly paced, disjointed and lacking any emotional hook. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Goes down fighting, but it goes down just the same. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    If that sounds a lot like Rushmore, it is, except that the heart has been sucked out of the thing -- replaced by glib chatter, gratuitous Baudelaire references, and distracting product placement. show more

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