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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)

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

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$11,008,432 (USA) (24 June 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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When the boys are sitting across the street from the girls house, Jay is rolling the window up and down. When he rolls it up one last time, the camera is visible. See more »

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Skip: Yeah, hi. This isn't a library... so it's ten bucks to browse. You got ten bucks?
Customer: Didn't bring any money today.
Skip: Yeah, well, why'd you come into my store, then, asshole?
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Spoofed in Lords of Doggie Style Town (2006) See more »

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Mongoloid
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale (as Gerald Casale)
Performed by Devo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing and Courtesy of Virgin Records Limited
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You'll appreciate the movie more if you watch Peralta's documentary Dogtown and Z-boys.
3 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was the seventies Sam. Materialism was making a comeback. For poor kids this was a way out of the dead end they saw in their future, so many of them jumped at the chance for a corporate sponsor. Watch the documentary. These were real people. Most of the events happened in some fashion to the team members, but to make it a more cohesive story, Peralta put it into one year and focused on the three main characters for the movie. Put the Dogtown and Z-boys documentary on and watch for how well they all match the mannerisms of the real people they are portraying. They also had to be convincing skating and in some scenes surfing. Watch the movie again with Peralta and Alva's commentary running and you will see and hear how close they got it to the real life these guys had. How can you say Emile Hirsch is one dimensional? John Robinson does most of his own skating. Peralta himself doubles for the multiple 360s in the Delmar contest scene. The real Alva does some as well. I've never even skated, but I lived through the seventies and I thought it was like stepping back into the past. Very convincing. The only thing I would have done differently would be to develop Wentzle's character more-he is a hoot in the documentary.


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