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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Sport | 10 May 2002 (USA)
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Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

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Stacy Peralta
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sean Penn ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Adams ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Tony Alva ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Jeff Ament Jeff Ament ... Himself
Bob Biniak Bob Biniak ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Steve Caballero ... Himself - Skateboard Champion
Paul Constantineau Paul Constantineau ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
'Baby' Paul Cullen 'Baby' Paul Cullen ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Skip Engblom Skip Engblom ... Himself - Zephyr Co-Founder
Steve Freidman Steve Freidman ... Surfer (archive footage)
Tony Friedkin ... Himself
Glen E. Friedman Glen E. Friedman ... Himself
Alan Gelfand Alan Gelfand ... Himself
Marty Grimes Marty Grimes ... Himself - Dogtown Skater
David Hackett ... Himself - 70s Skateboard Champion
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Storyline

Sub-titled "The Birth of Extreme", this documetary takes a look at the transformation of skateboarding from its former image as a land-bound pastime for surfers to its status today as an extreme and acrobatic sport in its own right. Starting from the California surf community of Dogtown, the film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding through it's 70's heyday, its decline during the 80's, and its eventual (and highly lucrative) return in the 90's. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some drug references | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogtown & Z-Boys See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$103,355, 28 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,293,295, 4 August 2002
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Agi Orsi Productions,Vans See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of Sean Penn's reasons for signing on as the Narrator was that he, himself, had lived and surfed in and near the Dogtown area. See more »

Goofs

A brief shot of a news article/photo of the Z-Boys is flopped (so that the text is backwards). See more »

Quotes

Tom Sims: [at their first competition] They were unconventional and they didn't care if they got judged well.
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Crazy Credits

Empty backyard pools & pool skateboarding for sound recordings by Toby Burger. See more »

Connections

Version of Lords of Dogtown (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Inferno
Written by Leroy Green, Ron Kersey
Performed by The Trammps (as The Tramps)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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8 August 2004 | by mattaumannSee all my reviews

If you have ever been, has a friend, or a kid that is or was into skating at one time, then watch this flick!. I have seen it several times and I get something new out of it every time that I see it. It reminded me of why I got into skating in the first place (a long time ago) . It reminded me of what skating brings to a person and I have found will also help a person who doesn't understand why skaters, well, skate. Sure there is a very dark side to the whole seen, which the movie does touch on slightly. But it tends to focus more on what is at the core of skating. Just a person on a board, doing it because they love to do it. This movie was so inspirational to me that I'm now skating once again (I'm 32) and I haven't been this happy with my self in years….. Give this one a go, you will not be disappointed.


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