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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 »
NewsDesk:
(58 articles)
User Reviews:
Great Movie, Interesting Story & History 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
Alan Gelfand ... 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

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:
Bob Biniak:Jay would be making these goofy faces at old ladies on the bus.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Thrashin' Reunion (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wang Dang Sweet PoontangSee more »

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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie, Interesting Story & History, 3 July 2004
Author: mind_riot_69

First off, the movie was great. It did what it was supposed to do.. and that was to tell the story of a certain time, place and people. Maybe the Z-Boys weren't choir boys (and one girl) but they were real people (kids) and they took the whole idea of skateboarding to new levels... I absolutely enjoyed this movie.. not only because I am from Dogtown (Venice/ Mar Vista/ S.M (south of Wilshire)), used to skateboard (I sucked) and that I dealt with the Z-Boys a few times when they were using my aunt's pool and were scaring my grandma.. but because this movie was about them (the Z-Boys) and the time and the place. Sure there was a semi skateboard culture in the 60's that died out pretty quickly... but the Z-Boys restarted the whole skateboard thing again.. and not only did they restart it; they resurrected and recreated it. Nowadays it is almost a regular thing to see some guy flying out of a pool or a half pipe getting air, etc.. But back then it was something new. They revolutionized the whole thing. There were electric guitars and guitar players before Hendrix but he took it to a whole different level and what he left in his wake is the same thing the Z-Boys left in their's.

To the people who seem to want to criticize the movie or the Z-Boys for talking about themselves.. well the movie was about them.. Remember what it is like to be young and invincible.. and to revolutionize something that they loved by just doing what they loved.. sure it is easy to get an ego.. just ask a kid who learns how to finally play a Hendrix song on a guitar... it is the same thing except the Z-Boys defined the revolution that was to come. They were young, brash and from a place that was a slum by the shore. Sure it was wrong to trash and terrorize people who came to their beach or whatever.. but by the same token.. people from this side of the hill would get a lot of abuse when they went to the Valley or other areas. That doesn't make it right but it does make it what it was. There was a sectional divide in the greater L.A. area. The Z-Boys just happened to be at the forefront of the beach wars.

The Z-Boys rocked and they weren't perfect angels but they were real.. look what happened to Jay Adams.. They were part of the times and places that was the L.A. beach scene.

Finally, I think the style of this movie fit the subject very well. Stacy Peralta was part of the Z-Boys and he did this film as a tribute to what they were all about. It was a rebellion not for the sake of ego but for the sake of something they all enjoyed doing. The camera work, the (killer) soundtrack and the memories were great. The best part, though, might have been the fact that they themselves seemed to document their own history with still pictures and film.

To quote the Surf Punks, "My beach, my waves, my chicks, go home".

Rock on!!!!

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