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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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They never thought they'd be famous, but they always thought they'd be friends. See more »

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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tony Hawk: has a cameo as the astronaut that falls off the skateboard. 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: [after Sid wipes out, HARD, and is unconscious in the pool] Dude, are you okay?
Sid: I can't feel my feet!
[takes out a joint, sets in mouth]
Sid: But, then again, I can never feel my feet!
[laughs. Tony slaps him, he starts groaning]
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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

Spoofed in Lords of Doggie Style Town (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Stay with Me
Written by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood
Performed by Faces
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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I was pleasantly surprised..
18 May 2005 | by strangerreplySee all my reviews

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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