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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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Based on the true story of the legendary z-boys. 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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$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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Originally David Fincher and the other producers hired Fincher "protege" Fred Durst to direct "Dogtown," with Fincher helping out with the second unit skateboarding scenes. As Durst's participation came into doubt, Fincher then became the director, even going as far as having sets built, doing extensive pre-visualizations for the feature and hiring Roger Avary to rewrite the script. Fincher then left to take on another feature, paving the way for former Production Designer Catherine Hardwicke to sign on based on the success of her first feature Thirteen (2003). See more »

Goofs

In the scene after the boyfriend of Jay Adam's mother leaves her, Jay Adams is sitting on a couch in an alley and then begins to skateboard. Very shortly after starting, the character ollie's onto a swivel chair. The time frame in the movie at this time is 1975. This trick did not exist yet in skateboarding. The ollie was first invented on vertical skateboard ramps by Alan Gelfand in Florida in 1978. The "flatland ollie" (which was performed by the character in this movie in this scene) did not exist until 1982. In 1982, while competing in the Rusty Harris contest in Whittier, California, Rodney Mullen debuted an ollie on flat ground, which he had adapted from Gelfand's vertical version by combining the motions of some of his existing tricks. Mullen used a "see-saw" motion, striking the tail of the board on the ground to lift the nose, and using the front foot to level the board in mid-air. See more »

Quotes

Skip: Hey, I'm not bailing your asses out of jail.
Montoya: [a crash is heard outside] Oh, shit. Get the gate, get the gate.
Cop: Hey, get back here!
Montoya: Close the door, come on. Quick.
[they close the shop gate]
Cop: Get back here!
Skip: It was supposed to keep them out of trouble, man!
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Connections

Version of Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) See more »

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Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
Written by Elliot Lurie
Performed by Looking Glass
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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The lords of skateboarding
3 March 2012 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

Prior to the Z Boys skateboarding team in the Dogtown part of Santa Monica it wasn't even considered a sport with most of the tricks being more related towards gymnastics. The Z Boys one of the first teams to use polyurethane wheels which allowed them to take their skateboarding to a whole other level then anyone else. They were able to make skateboarding into more of a fast paced and daredevil artform that it's today. Being able to stay on their boards on more types of terrain then ever before. They invented skating empty swimming pools which eventually lead to vert skating being invented. All of the skateboarders of the 1980's like Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and s on wouldn't have been able to do what they did if it wasn't for Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and Tony Alva. They were truly the forefathers of modern skateboarding.


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