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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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Stacy Peralta:  The real Stacy Peralta plays the director of the Charlie's Angels (1976) episode during the montage of the boys rising to fame. 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 »

Quotes

Skip: He's not one of us, man. You know, he's not a pirate.
Chino: Going to work, Peralta?
Skip: Yeah, get a haircut, man.
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Written by Robin Trower and James Dewar
Performed by Robin Trower
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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