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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

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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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les seigneurs de 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,008,432, 26 June 2005
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was shipped to theaters under the code name "Extreme". 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

Chino: Wear em with pride, man!
Jay: [nasally, mocking tone] Yeah, wear em with pride, man!
Chino: [grabs jay's shirt] Or we'll rip them off your bony little backs! You understand?
Jay: [scared look] Yeah...
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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

Referenced in Lockdown, USA (2006) See more »

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Written by Willie Beck, Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones),
Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, Clarence Satchell and James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Williams)
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good by Ledger
28 January 2008 | by BeLytSee all my reviews

This was a great movie on friendship in the '70's, and a look at how the sport of skateboarding took off. I'd wanted to see it for awhile, so with Heath Ledger's death, didn't hesitate anymore. I didn't recognize him as the surf shop owner Skip, for the first several scenes. I think he added poignancy to his role, as did others who, in the film, fought their way to who they are. Interesting to know this is based on lives of people still in the skateboarding business, including the man who started off Tony Hawks career. It's good to have work out there yet to see Heath Ledger's talent shine. I'd recommend this movie to people who like to observe people, even if you're neither a skateboarding fan or a Ledger fan.


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