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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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Credited cast:
... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Jeff Ament ... Himself
Bob Biniak ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Steve Caballero ... Himself - Skateboard Champion
Paul Constantineau ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
'Baby' Paul Cullen ... Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Skip Engblom ... Himself - Zephyr Co-Founder
Steve Freidman ... Surfer (archive footage)
... Himself
Glen E. Friedman ... Himself
Alan Gelfand ... Himself
Marty Grimes ... Himself - Dogtown Skater
... Himself - 70s Skateboard Champion
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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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Rated PG-13 for language and some drug references | See all certifications »
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10 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Dogtown & Z-Boys  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$103,355, 28 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,293,295, 4 August 2002
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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 »

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

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Craig Stecyk - Zephyr Co-Founder: Two hundred years of American technology had unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. but it was the minds of 11 year olds that could see that potential.
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Empty backyard pools & pool skateboarding for sound recordings by Toby Burger. See more »

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References Freewheelin' (1976) See more »

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Maggie May
Performed by Rod Stewart
Written by Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Enterprises
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brings back fond memories
28 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm sure glad I finally took the time to rent and watch this documentary! It really brings back a lot of fond memories of skateboarding when I was a surfer kid back in the early seventies. Everything in this movie was familiar to me, the surfing, the skating, the names of the skaters, the equipment they were riding. As I watched all these kids ripping and doing the moves we strived so hard to emulate, I could feel the old stoke returning to my veins. Peralta (a great skater himself) really captures the electricity and energy of the time and the place. I'm 47 years old now, but after seeing this movie I'm so fired up I think I may have to get a board and get back out there (wearing a helmet and lots of pads, of course).


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