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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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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 »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Les seigneurs de Dogtown  »

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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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Brian Vaughan was considered for the role of Sid. See more »

Goofs

The wide 7-ply laminate concave skateboard that Tyson the bulldog rides at the championship was not available in 1977. Laminate decks existed but they were flat and narrow. Skateboards in 1977 rarely exceeded 7-8 inches wide. Tysons board is obviously a 10 inch wide mid to late '80s pool/ramp model with wider trucks and "new school" wheels. See more »

Quotes

Gabrielle: Hey! You totally blew me away!
Jay: What? You wanna blow me?
[the Z-Boys laugh]
Gabrielle: Maybe!
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The TriStar Pictures logo gets "Locals Only" spray-painted across it. 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 See 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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