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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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Stacy Peralta
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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 came from nothing to change everything. 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 »

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The real Skip Engblom wanted Heath Ledger to play him. See more »

Goofs

When Jay Adams is skateboarding in the giant cylinders, you can see the shadow of the Camera-man following him for a brief moment. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.1 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
Written by Elliot Lurie
Performed by Looking Glass
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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You'll appreciate the movie more if you watch Peralta's documentary Dogtown and Z-boys.
3 July 2006 | by kc1177See all my reviews

It was the seventies Sam. Materialism was making a comeback. For poor kids this was a way out of the dead end they saw in their future, so many of them jumped at the chance for a corporate sponsor. Watch the documentary. These were real people. Most of the events happened in some fashion to the team members, but to make it a more cohesive story, Peralta put it into one year and focused on the three main characters for the movie. Put the Dogtown and Z-boys documentary on and watch for how well they all match the mannerisms of the real people they are portraying. They also had to be convincing skating and in some scenes surfing. Watch the movie again with Peralta and Alva's commentary running and you will see and hear how close they got it to the real life these guys had. How can you say Emile Hirsch is one dimensional? John Robinson does most of his own skating. Peralta himself doubles for the multiple 360s in the Delmar contest scene. The real Alva does some as well. I've never even skated, but I lived through the seventies and I thought it was like stepping back into the past. Very convincing. The only thing I would have done differently would be to develop Wentzle's character more-he is a hoot in the documentary.


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