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Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator -- A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.


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A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mark 'Gator' Rogowski ... Himself

Tony Hawk ... Himself
Jason Jessee ... Himself
John Brinton Hogan ... Himself
Steve Olson ... Himself
Brandi McClain ... Herself

Stacy Peralta ... Himself
Lance Mountain ... Himself
Steve Caballero ... Himself
John Hogan ... Himself
Kevin Staab ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Chaves ... Herself

Shepard Fairey ... Himself

Eric Ian ... (archive footage)
Randy Janson ... Himself
Harry Jumonji ... Himself

Jason Lee ... Himself
Carol Leggett ... Herself
Kris Markovich ... Himself
MoFo ... Himself
Ken Park
Billy Smith ... Himself
Tod Swank ... Himself
Ed Templeton ... Himself

Mike Vallely ... Himself

Directed by
Helen Stickler 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Helen Stickler 

Produced by
Zachary Mortensen .... associate producer
Helen Stickler .... producer
Original Music by
David Reid 
Cinematography by
Jeff Glasse 
Ian O'Roarty 
Dag Yngvesson 
Film Editing by
Ana Esterov 
Helen Stickler (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Tim Crean 
Sound Department
Daniel Perlin .... sound mixer
Editorial Department
Rebecca Haimowitz .... post-production associate
Music Department
Michelle Bayer .... music supervisor
Joe Rudge .... music clearance
Other crew
Jen Alex .... production assistant (as Jennifer Gonzalez)
Irwin M. Rappaport .... attorney
Morgan Lebus .... thanks

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
82 min

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Mark 'Gator' Rogowski,:I am a skater. I live it, breathe it, I sleep with it.See more »
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References Gleaming the Cube (1989)See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Well researched and well told story, 15 December 2003
Author: juan_dollapotz

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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