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Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002)

R  |   |  Documentary, Sport  |  25 June 2004 (UK)
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A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark 'Gator' Rogowski ...
Himself
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Himself
Jason Jessee ...
Himself
John Brinton Hogan ...
Himself
Steve Olson ...
Himself
Brandi McClain ...
Herself
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Himself
Lance Mountain ...
Himself
Steve Caballero ...
Himself
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 Skatevisions (1984) See more »

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Big Neon Glitter
Performed by The Cult
Written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy (as William Duffy)
Licensed Courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records Limited and WB Music Corp.
o/b/o Tayminster Limited and Screenchoice Limited (ASCAP)
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A lurid tale from the inside of skate culture history
1 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mark `Gator' Ragowski (later `Mark Anthony' briefly) rode his skateboarding skills to the heights of fame and success in the mid-to-late eighties. He was one of the giants of the sport's development from vertical skating in trespassed abandoned swimming pools to pop phenomenon ramp touring. Unfortunately, he just as quickly hit the skids as the sport changed styles to street skating, leaving him and his over-commercialized and suddenly unpopular `vert' world behind. While skaters like Tony Hawk made the adjustment and thrived even to the present day, Ragowski took a hard dive instead into substance abuse, briefly emerging from an alcoholic haze as a `born-again' skater, only to take a harder descent into violent sexual crime, landing him in prison for a 31-year term. A fascinating doc, exploring a lurid tale from a rarely seen culture (last explored in 2003's "Dogtown and Z-Boys"), with clips of Ragowski in his "glory" MTV/ Swatch tour days, as well as intimate peeks into backstage shenanigans on tour, and his frustrations in trying to move to a street style.


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