Nope you aren’t seeing things, Mike Vallely is really in this movie. He plays “Rudolph”, one of the main antagonist’s henchmen. Mike Vallely and some other various action sports athletes which include; Jason Ellis, Rick Thorne, and Mike Escamilla are all featured henchmen in the movie.
Mike Vallely actually did a pretty decent job acting and some of the skate stunts were pretty cool. The movie was quite enjoyable and it had this whole extreme theme with the bad guys involved. I’d remembered seeing a little clip of him and the main character (Kevin James) in which he picks on him while he is supposedly doing his security job.
What I liked the most though, was the fact that they went ahead and got a hold of some actual skateboarders as opposed to hiring some random guys to pose with a skateboard. Mike Vallely was almost perfect for his role and on top of that, who better than one of the skateboarding “O.G.’s”. For those that don’t know, Mike’s World Industries deck back in the day was credited for the evolution of the skateboard shape we now have today. I’m stoked to see him marketing himself and really getting out there the way he has. From his own show on Fuel TV, to doing movies, to just plain out rocking in his band, Mike V. is a skateboarder of many talents.
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Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Monday, January 19th, 2009 in Skateboarding.