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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Sport | 10 May 2002 (USA)
Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

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Jeff Ament ...
Himself
Bob Biniak ...
Steve Caballero ...
Himself - Skateboard Champion
Paul Constantineau ...
Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
'Baby' Paul Cullen ...
Himself - Zephyr Skate Team
Skip Engblom ...
Steve Freidman ...
Surfer (archive footage)
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Himself
Glen E. Friedman ...
Alan Gelfand ...
Himself
Marty Grimes ...
Himself - Dogtown Skater
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Himself - 70s Skateboard Champion
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Sub-titled "The Birth of Extreme", this documetary takes a look at the transformation of skateboarding from its former image as a land-bound pastime for surfers to its status today as an extreme and acrobatic sport in its own right. Starting from the California surf community of Dogtown, the film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding through it's 70's heyday, its decline during the 80's, and its eventual (and highly lucrative) return in the 90's. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated PG-13 for language and some drug references | See all certifications »
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10 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$103,355, 28 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,293,295, 4 August 2002
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One of Sean Penn's reasons for signing on as the Narrator was that he, himself, had lived and surfed in and near the Dogtown area. See more »

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A brief shot of a news article/photo of the Z-Boys is flopped (so that the text is backwards). See more »

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Bob Biniak: Jay would be making these goofy faces at old ladies on the bus.
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Empty backyard pools & pool skateboarding for sound recordings by Toby Burger. See more »

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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.9 (2005) See more »

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Into the Void
Performed by Black Sabbath
Written by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward
Courtesy of Castle Communications
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Fascinating Even for an Outsider
26 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I never surfed or skateboarded but I still found this documentary fascinating. I accidentally stumbled on it while channel surfing (not sidewalk surfing) and watched it a second time later in the day. The Z-Boys made me think of the early days of rock and roll when young kids with no formal musical training basically "invented" rock and roll as they went along.. It seems the Z-Boys did the same with skateboarding.


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