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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 Thrashin' (1986)See more »
Fascination StreetSee more »


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Brilliantly put together. Five stars to Helen Stickler, 15 April 2004
Author: mikep-25 ( from San Diego, Ca.USA

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.

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