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Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002)

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A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.

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Credited cast:
Mark 'Gator' Rogowski ...
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Jason Jessee ...
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John Brinton Hogan ...
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Steve Olson ...
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Brandi McClain ...
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Lance Mountain ...
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Steve Caballero ...
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John Hogan ...
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Kevin Staab ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Chaves ...
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Randy Janson ...
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STOKED tells the story of 80s skateboarding icon and convicted killer Mark "Gator" Rogowski. Spanning a decade from the early 80s to early 90s, STOKED is the fascinating character study of a young man's development, couched within the social and historical framework of skateboarding's biggest era. STOKED takes a trip to the 'in-your-face' era of 80s youth pop culture, exploring the mechanism of fame and its darker consequences in one man. A thoughtful and energetic look back at the apex of punk rock, neon jams, and the early days of MTV, the archival documentary follows skateboarding from its grass roots in Southern California backyards to an international phenomenon. Featuring skateboarding legends such as Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, and testimony from Mark "Gator" Rogowski from behind bars, STOKED dramatically reveals for the first time the factors leading to a hero's tragic fall from grace, and the unyielding spirit that allows skateboarding to ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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25 June 2004 (UK)  »

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$10,998 (USA) (22 August 2003)

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$131,712 (USA) (24 October 2003)
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Mark 'Gator' Rogowski,: I am a skater. I live it, breathe it, I sleep with it.
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References Thrashin' (1986) See more »

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I Don't Know
Performed by Naked Raygun
Written by John Haggarty and Jeff Pezzati
Courtesy of Touch and Go Records
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Well researched and well told story
15 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Using the life of Mark 'Gator' Ragowski as the thread, director Helen Stickler tracks the rise of skateboarding from underground pastime to cultural phenomenon. As corporate America jumped all over the sport, the proponents got richer and the sport of skateboarding more mainstream, but some of the players weren't equipped for the fame and money - Gator amongst them.

With a great soundtrack, excellent original resources and unparralleled access to the sports biggest names (many of whom skated with Gator and are now owners of Skateboard companies), Stoked is as much a look at the Eighties and the gluttony of the times; some made it through unscathed, some profited nicely, and one at least is going to be in jail for some time to come!

Stoked is a great documentary, for fans of skateboarding and pop culture junkies alike


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