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.
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All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »
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Rob Roy Fitzgerald
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Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña,
Cerina Leigh Baily
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
As a former skater back in the day, I knew the names and board designs of everyone in the flick. It was a great documentary for those of us who used to skate and now just hang around. I was out of skating and SoCal before Gator's downfall and never heard about it. It is quite a tragic story. However, people should pay close attention to a real hero in the story, Tony Hawk. Tony has always been an inspiration and a role model. He is a masterful businessman, an unbelievable athlete, and someone totally uncorrupted by fame and fortune (as far as I know). Seeing Lance and Christian et al, was also awesome.
...and for Gator, I have no sympathy...unless of course you want to blame his father. NOT.
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