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

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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Written by Edward K. Archer, Robert L. Beavers, Jack C. Hill, Howie Tee (as Howard Thompson)
Courtesy of Howie Tee Music BMI / Ed Archer BMI
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Excellent Film
10 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the premier of this movie opening night of the Malibu Film Festival. I went to the screening with no expectations and left completely impressed and moved by the documentary. This film takes you through the skateboarding era unlike any other. The story is about fame and fortune, friendships, and the ups and downs in life. It is set in Southern California and is told through the eyes of Christian and how close friends and the public perceived him. Furthermore, the documentary was well shot and edited with a great score throughout. You will be educated, entertained, and you will laugh and cry. While watching this film, you will feel like you personally know Christian. I highly recommend it.


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