The 90s demand for "good family entertainment" caught the attention of even low-budget movie hacks, who habitually jump on any trend that promises financial rewards. In THE SKATEBOARD KID, some Roger Corman associates endow a kids' film with the same cinematic virtues previously reserved
for direct-to-video cheapies about CB-talkin' truckers, kung-fu fighters, horny nerds at summer camp and mad slashers.
Young Zack Tyler (Trevor Lissauer) is uprooted and taken to the dusty hamlet of Mill Creek because dumb dad Frank (Timothy Busfield) has a job opportunity. A provincial creep breaks Zack's skateboard, but in a second-hand store he finds an affordable replaceme...