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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 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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3 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Les seigneurs de Dogtown  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$11,008,432 (USA) (26 June 2005)
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The real Stacey played the director in the Charlies Angels scene. See more »

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When Jay visited his mother in the factory, his trophy changes his position from in front of his shoulder to behind his shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Astronaut: Hey, can I try that?
[points at Stacy's skateboard]
Stacy: Sure!
[hands him his skateboard]
Astronaut: [Astronaut steps on it, the board slips underneath and he falls on the ground] It's the moon boots...
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Referenced in Face Off: Going for Gold (2013) See more »

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Daydream
Written by Robin Trower and James Dewar
Performed by Robin Trower
Courtesy of EMI Records
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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