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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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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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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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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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When Stacey and Kathy leave after the first competition, they get in his car, and Stacey exclaims the Skip called him bro, and said, "You look hungry, bro." When really, Skip had said, "Hey, bro, you're lookin' hungry." See more »

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Jay: [the Z-Boys want to drain and skate Sid's pool, Sid comes out of his house] What did he say?
Sid: "Sid, are you high? The pool's for swimming!"
Jay: Tell him we'll fill it back up when we're done.
Sid: He said if you got hurt, you'll sue him.
Jay: We're not gonna sue him.
Sid: He said your parents would.
Stacy: Our parents can't even afford lawyers.
Tony: Hey, let me talk to him.
Sid: Hey, the only Mexicans my dad talks to push lawnmowers.
[Tony grabs him playfully]
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Fire
Written by Willie Beck, Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones),
Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, Clarence Satchell and James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Williams)
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Great, Under Rated Movie
7 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you listen to a lot of the comments on this site you will probably never want to see this movie and that would be a shame because it is probably one of the best movies of the last couple of years. The thing I like most about this movie is that it transports you back to that glorious time in 70's Venice and that's what a good movie does. Granted, if I were to dig deeper into the facts of the Zephyr team I probably wouldn't like the movie as much because it wouldn't be "factual." What I have come to find out is that most movies that are based on a true story always distort the facts but that is irrelevant. This is still a movie, not a documentary. The purpose here is to entertain. I remember Roger Ebert gave "JFK" a great review and Walter Konkrite ripped him for it saying the events depicted were not fact based. Ebert responded by saying that the movie captured the nation's collective fears, paranoia, and cynicism about the government since the assassination and that's what a movie is supposed to do. I love the use of music in this movie and how the character's all have to come to grips in their own ways with their new found stardom. The ending is also very emotional and almost poetic. Overall, a fun, nostalgic glimpse into some of the skater's lives and what they did for their sport.


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