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
Emile Hirsch claims the hardest trick he performed for the film was bombing down Bicknell Hill in Venice because he had to do the trick fast, shirtless, and with the camera car alongside him. See more »
Stacy makes an appearance in 'Charlie's Angels', a show which aired between 1976 and 1981. The episode she appears in is slated as "Episode # 93" which would make it 1979 (the year in which the real Stacy Peralta appeared in the show). Later, a TV newscast mentions the fire that finally devastated the partially-ruined (and out-of-operation) theme park, Pacific Ocean Park, that was built on and around the Ocean Park Pier. That catastrophic blaze (and there had been minor ones before it), actually happened in 1974, and had led to the demolition/removal of the theme park's remains in 1975. See more »
[about starting his own team]
i already have a logo.
A logo! Screw the team, I mean... You got a logo!
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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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