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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 3 June 2005 (USA)
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The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

Writer:

Stacy Peralta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Robinson ... Stacy
Emile Hirsch ... Jay
Rebecca De Mornay ... Philaine
William Mapother ... Donnie
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Mr. Alva
Victor Rasuk ... Tony
Nikki Reed ... Kathy Alva
Heath Ledger ... Skip
Vincent Laresca ... Chino
Brian Zarate Brian Zarate ... Montoya
Pablo Schreiber ... Stecyk
Elden Henson ... Billy Z
Michael Angarano ... Sid
Mitch Hedberg ... Urethane Wheels Guy
Benjamin Nurick ... Browser
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Storyline

A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend. Written by Anonymous

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Based on the true story of the legendary z-boys. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, violence, language and reckless behavior - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The real Skip Engblom wanted Heath Ledger to play him. See more »

Goofs

A few shots of the Santa Monica bus swerving with the three skateboarders reveals a parked 1990s Honda Civic and a red Oldsmobile - inconsistent as the movie is set in 1975. See more »

Quotes

Tony: I just wanted Dad to see the stupid trophy.
Kathy Alva: Who gives a shit about Dad?
Skip: Yeah, hey, man, listen. You stood up for your friend. We're proud of you.
Tony: [yelling at the judges] This contest don't mean shit to me anyway!
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Crazy Credits

The TriStar Pictures logo gets "Locals Only" spray-painted across it. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released on DVD as an "Unrated Extended Cut". See more »

Connections

Followed by Fallen Idols Aka DOPE. (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Shambala
Written by Daniel Moore
Performed by Three Dog Night
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The lords of skateboarding
3 March 2012 | by Maniac-9See all my reviews

Prior to the Z Boys skateboarding team in the Dogtown part of Santa Monica it wasn't even considered a sport with most of the tricks being more related towards gymnastics. The Z Boys one of the first teams to use polyurethane wheels which allowed them to take their skateboarding to a whole other level then anyone else. They were able to make skateboarding into more of a fast paced and daredevil artform that it's today. Being able to stay on their boards on more types of terrain then ever before. They invented skating empty swimming pools which eventually lead to vert skating being invented. All of the skateboarders of the 1980's like Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and s on wouldn't have been able to do what they did if it wasn't for Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and Tony Alva. They were truly the forefathers of modern skateboarding.


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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lords of Dogtown See more »

Filming Locations:

Imperial Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,623,373, 5 June 2005

Gross USA:

$11,273,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,411,957
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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