Although produced a little too late to cash in on the skateboard craze, this is an amiable, effective family film.
Ever since his air force test-pilot father (John Furey) died in a plane crash years ago, young Sammy (Trenton Knight) has dreamed of flying. His mother, Lois (Dee Wallace Stone), struggles to provide for him and his older sister Tilly (Andrea Barber) and keep the family home out of the hands of
crass realtor Squires (Bruce Davison). Sammy loves skating, but the older, more adept riders, led by Squires's tough son Jay (Pablo Irlando), make fun of Sammy tumbling off his homemade board, which leads him and his best friend Mickey (Brooke Stanley) to acq...