MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,179 this week

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 770 users   Metascore: 69/100
Reviews: 17 user | 44 critic | 25 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 134 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1919 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1022 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1708 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
a list of 481 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002)

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

Director: Stacy Peralta
Stars: Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Fred Durst
Riding Giants (2004)
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

Director: Stacy Peralta
Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Clifford
Stars: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd
Skateboard (1978)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000.

Director: George Gage
Stars: Allen Garfield, Kathleen Lloyd, Leif Garrett
Thrashin' (1986)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.

Director: David Winters
Stars: Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Pamela Gidley
Surfwise (2007)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.

Director: Doug Pray
Stars: Juliette Paskowitz, David Paskowitz, Jonathan Paskowitz
Dishdogz (2006)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A coming of age story about a teenager working at an extreme sports camp as a dishwasher and his relationship with the chef, who we come to find out was a skateboarding pioneer back in the ... See full summary »

Director: Mikey Hilb
Stars: Marshall Allman, Haylie Duff, Luke Perry
Down the Barrel (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The essence of surfing is an elusive ideal. Part sport, part state-of-mind; an avenue for self-expression, a metaphor for freedom; a ritual, a competitive event, a dangerous journey, a ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Lawrence
Stars: Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Joel Parkinson
Street Dreams (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This story is based where the skateboard culture is the most foreign, the Midwest. Derrick Cabrera, like all skaters, has a dream of being sponsored and one day going pro. He is an up and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Zamoscianyk
Stars: Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Dunn, Rob Dyrdek
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Every time Tickles the clown has intimate relations with a suitor, they spontaneously combust. She is left guessing as to why her box is so inflammatory. And so are the police as well as the medical community.

Director: Whitney Hamilton
Stars: Eric Anzalone, Jen Carta, Jenn Carter
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

Director: Dana Brown
Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Dan Malloy
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Helen Stickler
Stars: Shepard Fairey
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mark 'Gator' Rogowski ...
Himself
...
Himself
Jason Jessee ...
Himself
John Brinton Hogan ...
Himself
Steve Olson ...
Himself
Brandi McClain ...
Herself
...
Himself
Lance Mountain ...
Himself
Steve Caballero ...
Himself
John Hogan ...
Himself
Kevin Staab ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Chaves ...
Herself
...
Himself
...
(archive footage)
Randy Janson ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Stoked  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$131,712 (USA) (24 October 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Mark 'Gator' Rogowski,: I am a skater. I live it, breathe it, I sleep with it.
See more »

Connections

References Skatevisions (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Surf Beat
Performed by Agent Orange
Written by Dick Dale
Administered by Surfbeat Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Iloki Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Brilliantly put together. Five stars to Helen Stickler
15 April 2004 | by (San Diego ,Ca.USA) – See all my reviews

It seems like only a few years ago when the local news stations were reporting on one of San Diegos local skateboard heroes,apparently being accused of murder? This was, of course a shock to everyone who knew or admired Mark Rogowski. It seemed like all those guys had such a great lifestyle! How could one of the sports most succesful icons have spiraled so far out of control? Well,its' been about 13 years now since Gator was convicted, and until I saw "Stoked" The Rise and Fall of Gator", I had many questions about what really happened to this guy. Helen Stickler, I must say right off the bat, did an outstanding job bringing his story to light. It's a story ,that if fallen into the wrong "creative hands" ,so to speak, could have come off as sensationalizing, or dramatizing the life, and subsequent murder conviction of Rogowski. While using classic skate footeage from the eighties, recorded phone conversations from Rogowski himself,and on camera interviews from fellow skate legends,former friends and former Girlfriend ,Brandi Mc Clean, Stickler created a mesmorizing look into this sad story. Her contact with those close to Gators story even includes the investigating homicide officers. The film tells it like it is. Through clever editing of skate footage and commentary, it is a sad look into a pathetic downfall of a once great sports hero.You see the effect his rape and murder conviction has had, not only on his life, but, on everyone who knew and loved him. "Jessica didn't deserve my rage", Gator stated from a prison phone call. Jessica Bergsten was only about twenty one years old,when gator murdered her. He claims,out of rage towards her relationship with his ,then, ex- girlfriend,Brandi McClean. Although none of Bergstens family members appear on the film ,one can only imagine the effect, Rogowskis' rage has had on their lives. Anyone who has any interest or questions regarding ,what exactly happened to Mark"Gator" Rogowski, should definately check out, Stoked! It's a a top notch documentary, that keeps you rivetted to the story, while never glorifying it.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How/Why Did Jason Lee end up being in this film? juicecube
Gator sounds truly remorseful a51
song played during end credits littlemissile
was Mark 'Gator' Rogowski a z-boy rufio810
This movie has really stuck with me dontpanic412
Song Help ihaveasliver

Contribute to This Page