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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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Cast

  (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 
 
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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 
 
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Daniel Perlin .... sound mixer
 
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Rebecca Haimowitz .... post-production associate
 
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Michelle Bayer .... music supervisor
Joe Rudge .... music clearance
 
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Jen Alex .... production assistant (as Jennifer Gonzalez)
Irwin M. Rappaport .... attorney
 
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Morgan Lebus .... thanks
 

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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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 Skatevisions (1984) (V)See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Skating on Thin Ice, 26 February 2005
Author: dr3maker from United States

I think Stickler's documentary, "Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator" gave us an interesting look at the character of Mark Anthony Rogowski through the comments of those who knew him. It was as objective as it could have been. It certainly didn't glorify him as the demigod he seemed to think he was during the peak of his career. I learned a lot from this movie about the skateboarding culture and how it affected the participants and the fans. There was a lot of hype given to Gator's abilities and personality during the 80's. As talented as he may have been, I'm sure there were other skaters just as talented who were not being promoted with the same enthusiasm. It was clearly Gator's reckless regard for his own well being that put him in the limelight in the first place. Would Stickler or any other director in the industry have wanted to do a documentary on this troubled youth if he hadn't turned his fame into notoriety by brutally raping and murdering an innocent young lady who had the misfortune of crossing his path? It gives one cause for pause. I think it's sad that the victim, Jessica Bergsten, like most other victims of violent crimes, became nothing more than a segment of Gator's seedy past. It's almost as if Jessica's death was merely a springboard to more publicity for Gator, long after he deserved it. He even said it himself over the phone from prison in this documentary: "Since 1991 I thought about this over and over...They say the past does not define the future but it'll always be a part of who I am. I know that." Not that he'll regret for the rest of his life killing someone who was no threat to him, but that it tainted his reputation permanently. He'll never be able to live it down. In his mind, it's still about Gator, even after ten years in prison. He hasn't changed his perspective at all. Chilling! It was a story worth telling, and my praises to Helen Stickler and everyone who had a hand in this production for telling it.

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