D.O.P.E. takes a long look at legendary skateboarders as they achieve world wide fame by winning world championships and then descent into the world of drug addiction and crime. This ... See full summary »
A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.
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
The real Jay Adams makes a cameo appearance during the scene of the party at Jay Adams's mother's house. See more »
Early in the film, there's a scene where Jay, his mom and Sid are eating at the restaurant where Stacy works. Sid offers his American Express card to cover the meal. When the card is handed over, you can clearly see a magnetic stripe on the back. Magnetic stripes didn't exist on credit cards in the 70s. See more »
This is our time, bros!
That's bullshit, bro. We surf and we skate every day. We get to do whatever we want.
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It's the 70s. A group of local surfers form a tribe that runs their section of the surf. Skip (Heath Ledger) is a surf shop owner who starts making skateboards with polyurethane wheels. Three kids Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch), and Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk) become famous pioneering stars. They start surfing empty neighborhood pools. Kathy (Nikki Reed) is Tony's sister.
This has the energy. It has the music. It has the rebel sensibility. It's a little disorganized. It's hard to know who's the lead at times. Director Catherine Hardwicke has left it very loose. Heath Ledger is eating up the scenes with his weird voice. Emile Hirsch is sort of the center. There are quite a few unknown actors here. It's a very compelling history to begin with. For more insights, one should watch Stacy Peralta's 'Dogtown and Z-Boys'.
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