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Dogtown (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | October 1997 (USA)
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Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like ... See full summary »
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... Curtis Lasky
... Jessie Jim
... Phillip Van Horn
... Cab Driver
... Rose Van Horn
Bradford L. Schlei ... Terry (as Brad Lindsley)
... Sara Ruth
Ryan James ... Young Phillip
Jennifer Ingersoll ... Young Dorothy (as Jennifer A. Ingersoll)
... Ted Essig
... Blessed William
Gary Walkow ... Balding Man
Theodore Clarfield ... Young Ezra
Blayn Barbosa ... Young Curtis
... Ezra Good
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Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to impress his (and everybody's) school love Dorothy, her life now a grey boring experience. Written by Anonymous

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Two guys. One girl. Someone loses.

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Drama | Romance

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Harold Russell's final film appearance. See more »

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At least twice, Ezra Good (Jon Favreau) refers to his car as a Trans Am. The car he is shown driving is actually a Camaro. See more »

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Catch it on IFC or DVD--It's worth Watching
6 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Dogtown is the meandering story of a young man (Philip)who returns to his hometown after 12 years of trying to make it in Hollywood. Everyone in his hometown of Cuba thinks he's a big star and asks him about the famous people he's met, but Philip was just another dream-chaser, and he's come home to lick his wounds.

While he's home, he sees what has become of all the people he went to school with: the pretty cheerleader, the athlete, and the unknowns. Maybe seeing what they've made of their lives helps him to make sense of his own.

The acting is mostly pretty good and interesting. It's interesting to see Jon Favreau as the young, greasy ex-athlete. Karen Black gives a fine performance as Philip's mother.

Overall--it's not phenomenal, but worth seeing.


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