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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

 -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  3 June 2005 (USA)
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The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

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A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend. Written by Anonymous

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They came from nothing to change everything. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, violence, language and reckless behavior - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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3 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Les seigneurs de Dogtown  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$122,532 (Australia) (26 August 2005)

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$122,532 (Australia) (26 August 2005)
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Heath Ledger wore some of Skip Engblom's old clothes. Skip's wife had saved them and they lent them to Ledger to help him get into character. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie at the cove, during one of the surfers waves, a yellow helmet is visible of a cameraman. See more »

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Skip: Hey, I'm not bailing your asses out of jail.
Montoya: [a crash is heard outside] Oh, shit. Get the gate, get the gate.
Cop: Hey, get back here!
Montoya: Close the door, come on. Quick.
[they close the shop gate]
Cop: Get back here!
Skip: It was supposed to keep them out of trouble, man!
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Maggie May
Written by Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton
Performed by Rod Stewart
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You'll appreciate the movie more if you watch Peralta's documentary Dogtown and Z-boys.
3 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was the seventies Sam. Materialism was making a comeback. For poor kids this was a way out of the dead end they saw in their future, so many of them jumped at the chance for a corporate sponsor. Watch the documentary. These were real people. Most of the events happened in some fashion to the team members, but to make it a more cohesive story, Peralta put it into one year and focused on the three main characters for the movie. Put the Dogtown and Z-boys documentary on and watch for how well they all match the mannerisms of the real people they are portraying. They also had to be convincing skating and in some scenes surfing. Watch the movie again with Peralta and Alva's commentary running and you will see and hear how close they got it to the real life these guys had. How can you say Emile Hirsch is one dimensional? John Robinson does most of his own skating. Peralta himself doubles for the multiple 360s in the Delmar contest scene. The real Alva does some as well. I've never even skated, but I lived through the seventies and I thought it was like stepping back into the past. Very convincing. The only thing I would have done differently would be to develop Wentzle's character more-he is a hoot in the documentary.


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