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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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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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3 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Les seigneurs de Dogtown  »

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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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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. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, there's a scene where Jay, his mom and Sid are eating at the restaurant where Stacy works. Sid offers his American Express card to cover the meal. When the card is handed over, you can clearly see a magnetic stripe on the back. Magnetic stripes didn't exist on credit cards in the 70s. See more »

Quotes

Skip: [at the diner] Hey you guys made a mess at that contest today... They look at you as the enemy now, right?
Montoya: But it's good to have enemies! A toast!
[everybody raises glasses]
Kathy Alva: A toast!
Montoya: To the boy kings... You're all a bunch of filthy pillow biters!
[Sticks his fork in his glass of water, and splashes the Z-Boys]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Voodoo Child
Written and Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Courtesy of Experience Hendrix LLC/Geffen Records
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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