Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school ... See full summary »
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
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
Emile Hirsch claims the hardest trick he performed for the film was bombing down Bicknell Hill in Venice because he had to do the trick fast, shirtless, and with the camera car alongside him. See more »
The first time the Z-Boys skate Sid's pool there is a skateboard left on the steps that changes positions several times. See more »
He's not one of us, man. You know, he's not a pirate.
Going to work, Peralta?
Yeah, get a haircut, man.
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Excellent in style and soundtrack and average in everything else
'Lords of Dogtown' is far from being a complete fluke, miss and disappointment. I actually fairly enjoyed it until the very end, but it is shallow and empty in some aspects, and by that i mean story in particular. It had great potential but you just feel like it is missing a fairly big amount of drama in it, and that did not make me satisfied on that behalf. Style is great, unique, original, there are not many cheesy and corny scenes or clichés. Mid 70's soundtrack fits great in this movie which events take place also in mid 70's, every song for every scene made a pretty good fit in it. Acting was OK, some actors did better than others, Heath Ledger(Skip) was maybe the best of them all.
All in all you should definitely go see this movie, even if you are not a fan of skateboarding(which i am not), you could be pleasantly surprised cause this movie has some seriously highly entertaining style and music which make every scene worth watching.
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