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Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002)

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A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.

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Helen Stickler

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Helen Stickler

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Credited cast:
Mark 'Gator' Rogowski Mark 'Gator' Rogowski ... Self
Tony Hawk ... Self
Jason Jessee Jason Jessee ... Self
John Brinton Hogan John Brinton Hogan ... Self
Steve Olson Steve Olson ... Self
Brandi McClain Brandi McClain ... Self
Stacy Peralta ... Self
Lance Mountain Lance Mountain ... Self
Steve Caballero ... Self
John Hogan John Hogan ... Self
Kevin Staab Kevin Staab ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Chaves Michelle Chaves ... Self
Shepard Fairey ... Self
Eric Ian ... (archive footage)
Randy Janson Randy Janson ... Self
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STOKED tells the story of 80s skateboarding icon and convicted killer Mark "Gator" Rogowski. Spanning a decade from the early 80s to early 90s, STOKED is the fascinating character study of a young man's development, couched within the social and historical framework of skateboarding's biggest era. STOKED takes a trip to the 'in-your-face' era of 80s youth pop culture, exploring the mechanism of fame and its darker consequences in one man. A thoughtful and energetic look back at the apex of punk rock, neon jams, and the early days of MTV, the archival documentary follows skateboarding from its grass roots in Southern California backyards to an international phenomenon. Featuring skateboarding legends such as Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, and testimony from Mark "Gator" Rogowski from behind bars, STOKED dramatically reveals for the first time the factors leading to a hero's tragic fall from grace, and the unyielding spirit that allows skateboarding to ... Written by Anonymous

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The compelling life of Mark "Gator" Rogowski, 80's skateboarding superstar now serving 31 years to life in prison.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Mark 'Gator' Rogowski,: I am a skater. I live it, breathe it, I sleep with it.
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References Gleaming the Cube (1989) See more »

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I Don't Know
Performed by Naked Raygun
Written by John Haggarty and Jeff Pezzati
Courtesy of Touch and Go Records
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A lurid tale from the inside of skate culture history
1 May 2004 | by culturedogsSee all my reviews

Mark `Gator' Ragowski (later `Mark Anthony' briefly) rode his skateboarding skills to the heights of fame and success in the mid-to-late eighties. He was one of the giants of the sport's development from vertical skating in trespassed abandoned swimming pools to pop phenomenon ramp touring. Unfortunately, he just as quickly hit the skids as the sport changed styles to street skating, leaving him and his over-commercialized and suddenly unpopular `vert' world behind. While skaters like Tony Hawk made the adjustment and thrived even to the present day, Ragowski took a hard dive instead into substance abuse, briefly emerging from an alcoholic haze as a `born-again' skater, only to take a harder descent into violent sexual crime, landing him in prison for a 31-year term. A fascinating doc, exploring a lurid tale from a rarely seen culture (last explored in 2003's "Dogtown and Z-Boys"), with clips of Ragowski in his "glory" MTV/ Swatch tour days, as well as intimate peeks into backstage shenanigans on tour, and his frustrations in trying to move to a street style.


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English

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,998, 24 August 2003

Gross USA:

$150,268

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,268
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