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Lords of Dogtown (2005) Poster

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The real Skip Engblom wanted Heath Ledger to play him.
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Heath Ledger wore some of Skip Engblom's old clothes. Skip's wife had saved them and they lent them to Ledger to help him get into character.
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Emile Hirsch claims the hardest trick he performed for the film was bombing down Bicknell Hill in Venice because he had to do the trick fast, shirtless, and with the camera car alongside him.
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While rehearsing a scene in an empty pool, director Catherine Hardwicke fell and hit her head. She suffered a concussion and other head trauma.
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Emile Hirsch already had some experience as a street skater from Southern California prior to appearing in this film.
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To prepare for his role as young Jay Adams, Emile Hirsch flew to Hawaii to spend time with Jay Adams who had just been released from jail for assault and drug charges and had just gotten married.
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This was Mitch Hedberg's final on screen appearance.
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Due to a busy shooting schedule and time constraints, the scene where Jay shaves his head had to be shot in director Catherine Hardwicke's own bathroom.
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The band playing during the fight scene is mainstream punk band, Rise Against.
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Originally David Fincher and the other producers hired Fincher "protege" Fred Durst to direct "Dogtown," with Fincher helping out with the second unit skateboarding scenes. As Durst's participation came into doubt, Fincher then became the director, even going as far as having sets built, doing extensive pre-visualizations for the feature and hiring Roger Avary to rewrite the script. Fincher then left to take on another feature, paving the way for former Production Designer Catherine Hardwicke to sign on based on the success of her first feature Thirteen (2003).
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During the scenes of Alva and Peralta traveling, the Astronaut who asks to try to ride the skateboard is skateboarding legend Tony Hawk
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Many parts of the dilapidated pier set (e.g. the big dipper) were added using CGI to keep costs down. However, the derelict ferris wheel was real and had been purchased on eBay for a few thousand dollars.
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The cameraman-skater for the pool scenes was 1980s skateboarder Lance Mountain, a Powell Peralta rider.
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The real Jay Adams makes a cameo appearance during the scene of the party at Jay Adams's mother's house.
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Lindsay Lohan was originally set to have a supporting role in the film, playing a love interest for the character Tony Alva. She eventually had to drop out of the film shortly after being cast due to major scheduling conflicts. Her character was then written out of the script just before filming began.
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Professional skateboarders Lance Mountain and Christian Hosoi also appear in the film as an English bobby & a bystander (while Stacy flips his board with his hand), respectively.
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Was shipped to theaters under the code name "Extreme".
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(Cameo) the real Jay Adams can be seen giving Emile Hirsch money for beer during the party scene at jays house.
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Brian Vaughan was considered for the role of Sid.
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The real Stacey played the director in the Charlies Angels scene.
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In the scene where Jay shouts at the elderly ladies from the car, the original line filmed made reference to "gray beaver", which the censors objected to. The scene was re-shot several times, with Emile Hirsch shouting a selection of various different obscenities. In the end, the censors only approved one of these, which was the one where he refers to "vintage ass", on the basis that the word 'vintage' had a positive connotation to it. As a sign of appreciation for being accommodating during the process, they sent Catherine Hardwicke a present after the film had been approved, which consisted of some jogging shorts with the word 'vintage' written across the back.
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Heath Ledger plays Skip Engblom, who acts as promoter for Team Zephyr during the Del Mar event. Heath Ledger also played a character in the movie Brokeback Mountain named Ennis Del Mar.
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When the Zephyr team stops by Jay's house when Donnie is moving out, Jay leaves his skateboard at the bottom of the steps but when he leaves out of the house from the 2nd floor he has it in his hand
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When Skip says "hey bro you're lookin hungry" to Stacy, Kathy is standing right next to them & is looking at Skip when he says it. The next scene Stacy mentions it and she acts like she didn't just hear it.
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Right after Sid & Thunder Monkey start talking, the next scene shows Kathy & Jay making out and as Stacy walks up to them, you can see Thunder Monkey in the background talking to Stecyk (1:01:41 in on dvd) Then after Stacy confronts Jay about Kathy the next scene is Sid and Thunder Monkey making out.
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Donal Logue was David Fincher's first choice for Skip Engblom.
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Stacy Peralta: The real Stacy Peralta plays the director of the Charlie's Angels (1976) episode during the montage of the boys rising to fame.
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Skip Engblom: The real Skip Engblom appears as a race starter at the Seattle Event.
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Tony Alva: The real Tony Alva is at the party in Jay Adams's house, telling his mother about Oregon.
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Tony Hawk: has a cameo as the astronaut that falls off the skateboard.
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