Lords of Dogtown (2005) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

  • 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.


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  • The Lords Of Dogtown reveales the story of the genesis of modern skateboarding. Anti-hero and social outsider "Skip" (Heath Ledger) owns a surf shop in Venice, California or "Dogtown". Set in the sprawling urban decay of Southern California in the early 1970s, Skip recruits local boys to form a skateboarding team called the "Z-Boys" who turn the sport skateboarding into a worldwide phenomenon.

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