* AwesomeEgo: Tony Alva, skateboarding's rock star with the legit skills to back up his ego.
* HarsherInHindsight: One of the first scenes of the film involved a salesman, played by Creator/MitchHedberg, selling urethane wheels to Skip Engblom, played by Creator/HeathLedger. This was Hedburg's final role, as he died of a drug overdose the same year. Ledger also died of an accidental overdose three years later.
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