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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

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Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
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Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Jeff Ament ...
Himself
Bob Biniak ...
Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Steve Caballero ...
Himself - Skateboard Champion
Paul Constantineau ...
Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
'Baby' Paul Cullen ...
Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Skip Engblom ...
Himself - Zephyr Co-Founder
Steve Freidman ...
Surfer (archive footage)
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Himself
Glen E. Friedman ...
Himself
Alan Gelfand ...
Himself
Marty Grimes ...
Himself - Dogtown Skater
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Himself - 70s Skateboard Champion
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The Film is a Fantastic historical account of skate boarding in the 70's. If you were in the Santa Monica, Huntington Beach area at the time you know. I think it's a shame the owner of "The Dog Bowl Pool" is just briefly mentioned as "The kid with head cancer". The Dog Bowl Pool was the epitome of the Z Boys and Dogtown, and the owner that let them ride, is "Some kid with cancer". I believe he deserved a little more recognition and to be remembered for his donation of the pool. Written by Forrest Team Alta

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some drug references | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

3 January 2002 (Australia)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$103,355 (USA) (26 April 2002)

Gross:

$1,293,295 (USA) (2 August 2002)
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Trivia

One of 'Sean Penn''s reasons for signing on as Narrator was that he himself had lived and surfed in and near the Dogtown area. See more »

Goofs

A brief shot of a news article/photo of the Z-Boys is flopped (so that the text is backwards). See more »

Quotes

Glen E. Friedman: There were no precedents, they set precedents everyday when they went out and rode.
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References Freewheelin' (1976) See more »

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Six Underground
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Written by Liam Howe, Chris Corner, Ian Pickering
Courtesy of Clean Up Records Ltd./Virgin Records
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Thanks to IFC I finally caught this amazing film-well worth the wait!
30 January 2005 | by (Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

Back in the day, I was one of the RN's in the Emergency Rooms, these skaters would occasionally land in. They were not treated well, and some of it was brought on by their asocial personalities- but we all knew they were a talented bunch of "wonderkids" even then. They deserved better care than they received, I'm afraid. They had "attitude" in spades.

I'm so glad I caught this documentary on IFC tonight- it will be on again at 1 am and I'll be watching again!

Little attention was given to them until the rich dying kid was able to talk his parents into draining the pool- and the film really highlights that as the taking off point....it was an amazing time, and deserved to be recorded. Stacy Peralta is due all the praise heaped on him, and long may those Z-Boys enjoy their memories and contribution to the real sport of skateboarding. As for the few "sour grape" reviews contained herein, there always were and there always will be "wannabees" and hangers-on who never do more than dream...the Z-boys lived it, breathed it, were it.

Nice to see the vintage films and even the lone girl, "Peggy" who was so talked about as being the only female to win their respect.

Thanks to IFC I get to really take the occasional drug-free head trip of my youth and relive the heart pounding excitement again.


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