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
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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 »
Wear em with pride, man!
[nasally, mocking tone]
Yeah, wear em with pride, man!
[grabs jay's shirt]
Or we'll rip them off your bony little backs! You understand?
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The TriStar Pictures logo gets "Locals Only" spray-painted across it. See more »
Also released on DVD as an "Unrated Extended Cut". See more »
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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