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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  3 June 2005 (USA)
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Ratings: 7.1/10 from 42,093 users   Metascore: 56/100
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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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Based on the true story of the legendary z-boys. See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les seigneurs de Dogtown  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,623,373 (USA) (3 June 2005)


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

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Did You Know?


Skip Engblom:  The real Skip Engblom appears as a race starter at the Del Mar Event. See more »


When Jay is riding down the street with no shirt on, his shadow changes from nothing, to a full sized shadow. See more »


Stacy: [about starting his own team] i already have a logo.
Jay: A logo! Screw the team, I mean... You got a logo!
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Referenced in Lockdown, USA (2006) See more »


Super Stupid
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), William Nelson, Lucious Ross and Edward Earl Hazel
Performed by Funkadelic
Courtesy of Westbound Records
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User Reviews

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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