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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

Lords of Dogtown

Overview


Genre

Action, Drama

Release Date

June 03, 2005

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

107 min.

Production Budget

$25 millions

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Catherine Hardwicke

Producer

John Linson

Screenwriter

Stacy Peralta

Starring

Story


In the 1970s, a group of teenage surfers from a tough neighborhood known as "Dogtown" in Venice, California pioneered a revolutionary new style of skateboarding. Riding the waves at the Pacific Ocean Park pier, the Z-Boys, known for their aggressive style and hard street attitude, combined the death-defying moves of surfing with the art of skateboarding and became overnight sensations and local legends.

With empty pools as their canvas, the Z-Boys paved the way to what is now referred to as "extreme sports", and created a lifestyle that spread infectiously to become a worldwide counterculture phenomenon. But all of this fame would take its toll on the friendships that they thought would last a lifetime as the sport that started out as an afternoon hobby turned into big business.

Starring Emile Hirsch as Jay Adams, Victor Rasuk as Tony Alva, Heath Ledger as Skip Engblom and John Robinson as Stacy Peralta.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a bold effort and missed opportunity with only a few engaging aspects..”
by Ron Henriques [Latino Review]
“..rare in its grit and authenticity, that also strives for the mythical youth-rebel excitement..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..Lords of Dogtown will have limited interest for those who exist outside of the skateboarding community...”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]