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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13  |   |  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 never thought they'd be famous, but they always thought they'd be friends. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Les seigneurs de Dogtown  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The real Jay Adams makes a cameo appearance during the scene of the party at Jay Adams's mother's house. See more »

Goofs

When the boys are sitting across the street from the girls house, Jay is rolling the window up and down. When he rolls it up one last time, the camera is visible. See more »

Quotes

Stacy: Skip called me ''bro''!
Kathy Alva: Skip called you ''bro''?
Stacy: Yeah, he said ''bro''!
Kathy Alva: No, he didn't.
Stacy: Yes, he did. He said ''you look hungry, bro''.
Kathy Alva: He said ''you look hungry, bro''?
Stacy: Yes, totally!
Kathy Alva: Skip Engbloom doesn't call anybody ''bro''.
[laughs]
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Referenced in Dogtown Cameos (2005) See more »

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Motor City Madhouse
Written and Performed by Ted Nugent
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Good by Ledger
28 January 2008 | by (Midwest U.S.) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie on friendship in the '70's, and a look at how the sport of skateboarding took off. I'd wanted to see it for awhile, so with Heath Ledger's death, didn't hesitate anymore. I didn't recognize him as the surf shop owner Skip, for the first several scenes. I think he added poignancy to his role, as did others who, in the film, fought their way to who they are. Interesting to know this is based on lives of people still in the skateboarding business, including the man who started off Tony Hawks career. It's good to have work out there yet to see Heath Ledger's talent shine. I'd recommend this movie to people who like to observe people, even if you're neither a skateboarding fan or a Ledger fan.


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