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Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (2006)

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The rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the young man who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence in the 1980s. The inventive skater and businessman was ... See full summary »

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The rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the young man who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence in the 1980s. The inventive skater and businessman was incarcerated in 2000 for trafficking controlled substances across state lines, and since his parole in 2004, the Born-Again Christian has dedicated his life to being a good father and positive influence on the sport. Written by Anonymous

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Rising Son;The Legend Of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a 70's era skateboarder, I was excited to see this story as I'm interested in seeing more about the 80s era of this subject. It helps to know the director and subject but I don't feel I'm being biased. This was a well thought out story line, and drives home many messages about fame, drug abuse and it's positive outcome,which some other stories have ended in a more tragic note such as the Gator Ragowski film. This one is uplifting and I was moved by the story. I love how Christian's life is documented with a great music sound track, vintage still photograph's and action packed footage, interviews with other famous skaters such as Tony Hawk,Danny Way, Tony Alva,Jeff Grosso,Jay Adams,Aaron Murray and so many more. It is a lengthy film but worth every moment, very impressively engrossing and heart felt and at the same time, historical. It can be sometimes sad but also funny & endearing. I cannot wait for others to be able to view it, as I know it will be very much appreciated.


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