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Dogtown and Z-Boys -- Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

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Director:
Writers:
Stacy Peralta (written by) &
Craig Stecyk (written by)
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Release Date:
3 January 2002 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Film About The Birth Of The Now See more »
Plot:
Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Thanks to IFC I finally caught this amazing film-well worth the wait! See more (86 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sean Penn ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jay Adams ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team

Tony Alva ... 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)

Tony Friedkin ... Himself
Glen E. Friedman ... Himself
Marty Grimes ... Himself - Dogtown Skater

David Hackett ... Himself - 70s Skateboard Champion

Tony Hawk ... Himself
Allan Jeff Ho ... Himself
Jeff Ho ... Himself - Zephyr Co-Founder
Wes Humpston ... Himself - Dogtown Skater and Artist
Shogo Kubo ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Joe Leahy ... 50s Voice Announcer (voice)
Ronnie Jay Leipold ... Himself - Zephyr Surf Team (as Ronnie Jay)
Ian MacKaye ... Himself
Jim Muir ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Peggy Oki ... Herself - Zephyr Skate Team
Steve Olson ... Himself

Stacy Peralta ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Jake Phelps ... Himself - Editor, Thrasher Magazine
Nathan Pratt ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Mark Reiter ... Himself - 70s New York Skater
Fran Richards ... Himself - Transworld Skateboarding Magazine

Henry Rollins ... Himself

Wentzle Ruml ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Allen Sarlo ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Tom Sims ... Himself - 70s Skateboard Champion
Craig Stecyk ... Himself - Zephyr Co-Founder
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Directed by
Stacy Peralta 
 
Writing credits
Stacy Peralta (written by) &
Craig Stecyk (written by)

Produced by
Glen E. Friedman .... co-producer
Debra MacCulloch .... associate producer
Stephen Nemeth .... co-producer
Agi Orsi .... producer
Daniel Ostroff .... co-producer
Christine Triano .... associate producer
Jay Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Crowder 
Terry Wilson 
 
Cinematography by
Sebastian Jungwirth 
Peter Pilafian 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Crowder 
 
Production Design by
Craig Stecyk 
 
Production Management
Doug Blake .... prepped
Agi Orsi .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Alan Barker .... sound recordist
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
John Fennell .... digital sound transferer
Michael Gatt .... sound recordist
Paul Hackner .... sound re-recording engineer
Eddie Kim .... supervising sound editor
David McRell .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Milner .... sound re-recording mixer
Lynette Villalobos .... assistant sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
J.W. Kompare .... visual effects editor
Robert Davis Oh .... film recording technician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Bikichky .... assistant camera
Pat Darrin .... archival photography
Matthew McNeil .... motion-control camera
Modi .... additional photographer
David Sammons .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Scott Juergens .... additional editor
Scott Juergens .... assistant editor: avid
Andy Lichtstein .... colorist
Gisela Weibel .... assistant editor (as Gizi Weibel)
Royce Smith .... co-color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Crowder .... music selection supervisor
Debra MacCulloch .... music supervisor
Howard Paar .... executive soundtrack producer
Stacy Peralta .... music selection supervisor
Marc Reiter .... music supervisor
Terry Wilson .... music editor
 
Other crew
Don Behrns .... archive film footage
Glen E. Friedman .... creative consultant
Hal Jepsen .... archive film footage
John Malvino .... archive film footage
Jeff Roe .... symphony artist: chainsaw
Chris Rohloff .... archive film footage
Grant Rohloff .... archive film footage
Marie Whitaker .... assistant: Daniel Ostroff
 
Thanks
Trudi Green .... thanks
Richard Greenberg .... special thanks
Takuji Masuda .... thanks
Sato Masuzawa .... thanks
Sharon Osbourne .... thanks
Jimmy Page .... thanks
Peter Paterno .... thanks
Sean Penn .... thanks
Robert Plant .... thanks
Rick Rubin .... thanks
Steve Shank .... thanks
Alan Somers .... thanks: end titles
Robin Wright .... thanks (as Robin Wright Penn)
Neil Young .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and some drug references
Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: A brief shot of a news article/photo of the Z-Boys is flopped (so that the text is backwards).See more »
Quotes:
Wentzle Ruml:On one hand it's kinda sad that we were all bought out. On the other hand, what does a kid do when you put a candy bar in front of him?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Thrashin' Reunion (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Thanks to IFC I finally caught this amazing film-well worth the wait!, 30 January 2005
Author: Bobbi Crow (BobbiCrow@aol.com) from Pacific Northwest

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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