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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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$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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The band playing during the fight scene is mainstream punk band, Rise Against. See more »

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When the team get in to an argument with the judge at the first skateboard competition when Stacey is disqualified, Skip says "our boys are kicking your girls' asses". What he should have said is "our girls are kicking your boys' asses". In reality, when the team went to the comp, the female members of the Zephyr team were outperforming the other male competitors, and this is what the character was actually trying to say. This is explained in the Dogtown and Z boys documentary. See more »

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Jay: [Biniak yells in Sid's ear, making him wipe out] dude, he's got that inner ear thing!
Bob Biniak: Suck my inner ear, Jay-Boy!
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Spoofed in Lords of Doggie Style Town (2006) See more »

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Half Breed
Written by Al Capps and Mary Dean
Performed by Cher
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An entertaining film with a strong cast and a great direction
5 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I first heard about this, I couldn't wait to see it, mainly because of Heath Ledger, as I wanted to see if he could pull it off, and do you know what? He does, and it's not surprising.

The film is based on the ''Z-Boys'' and how they revolutionized skateboarding in the 1970's.

Firstly, the acting is strong. Heath Ledger is mesmerising as ''Skip Engblom'' (the Z-Boy's mentor), who resembles Johnny Depp's ''Jack Sparrow''. Ledger plays the drunken and swaggering Engblom effectively, and is the most charismatic on screen. Ledger has stage presence and is the heart and soul of the film.

Meanwhile he is supported well by the array of young actors within the film. Actually, although not as great as Heath Ledger, Michael Angarano gives an energetic performance as ''Sid'' and later an emotional performance, which is bound to send tears to some.

The film is directed well by director Catherine Hardwicke, who later directed Twilight. With her directing and Stacey Peralta's writing the movie is an overall entertaining, funny yet emotional and energetic piece of film-making.


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