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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stacy
... Jay
... Philaine
... Donnie
... Mr. Alva
... Tony
... Kathy Alva
... Skip
... Chino
Brian Zarate ... Montoya
... Stecyk
... Billy Z
... Sid
... Urethane Wheels Guy
... Browser
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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 »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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

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Sony Pictures

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3 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Les seigneurs de Dogtown  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,623,373, 5 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,008,432, 26 June 2005
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Was shipped to theaters under the code name "Extreme". See more »

Goofs

The first time the Z-Boys skate Sid's pool there is a skateboard left on the steps that changes positions several times. See more »

Quotes

Tony: What's wrong, Jayboy? Don't got no hair on your inch worm yet?
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Crazy Credits

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


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Wish You Were Here
Written by David Gilmour and Roger Waters
Performed by Sparklehorse
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A Great, Under Rated Movie
7 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

If you listen to a lot of the comments on this site you will probably never want to see this movie and that would be a shame because it is probably one of the best movies of the last couple of years. The thing I like most about this movie is that it transports you back to that glorious time in 70's Venice and that's what a good movie does. Granted, if I were to dig deeper into the facts of the Zephyr team I probably wouldn't like the movie as much because it wouldn't be "factual." What I have come to find out is that most movies that are based on a true story always distort the facts but that is irrelevant. This is still a movie, not a documentary. The purpose here is to entertain. I remember Roger Ebert gave "JFK" a great review and Walter Konkrite ripped him for it saying the events depicted were not fact based. Ebert responded by saying that the movie captured the nation's collective fears, paranoia, and cynicism about the government since the assassination and that's what a movie is supposed to do. I love the use of music in this movie and how the character's all have to come to grips in their own ways with their new found stardom. The ending is also very emotional and almost poetic. Overall, a fun, nostalgic glimpse into some of the skater's lives and what they did for their sport.


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