A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.
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
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 »
[after Sid wipes out, HARD, and is unconscious in the pool]
Dude, are you okay?
I can't feel my feet!
[takes out a joint, sets in mouth]
But, then again, I can never feel my feet!
[laughs. Tony slaps him, he starts groaning]
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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 »
Having been dragged to this movie preview by my 9 year old skateboarding son, my expectations were low. This film was well done, and did not require a dramatic denouement. The biggest surprise was Heath Ledger, who casts off his pretty boy image and chews up the scenery. My 16 year old daughter is going to love it because of the boys, the board-boys will love it because it chronicles the history of the sport, and parents like me will be swept away by the soundtrack alone. I hope this film gets the attention it deserves. My husband had seen the trailer and warned me that I was in for snooze, but I was actually quite engaged the entire time. I am currently putting together a program in Seattle that will pair teen skaters with beginners in exchange for community service hours. Hopefully this film will reinvigorate the sport and draw more attention to the need for decent skate parks in the area.
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