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Another ego-trip down memory lane for writer and original Z-Boy Stacy Peralta, serving as a dramatic reenactment to his documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys." A motley crew of surfer-turned-skater kids in 1975's Venice, CA, turn skateboarding into a pop-culture revolution. The movie version of their story, however, is a bit of a wipe out. The skating looks great, but some botched acting and poor pacing confuses everything. Ledger does his best with the clumsy role of Zephyr founder Skip Englom, but others, mostly real life skater kids, aren't as convincing. Starts to click in the second-half, but still riddled with bad dialogue and rushed storytelling. Loaded with cameos, mostly by pro skate veterans, and one by the late, great, cult stand-up comic Mitch Hedberg.

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Running time 107 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Skateboarding, Buddies, Period Piece: 1970s, Price of Fame, True Stories
Screenplay
Stacy Peralta
Cast
Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson, Nikki Reed, Michael Angarano, Rebecca De Mornay, Johnny Knoxville
Cinematography
Elliot Davis
Director
Catherine Hardwicke
Music
Mark Mothersbaugh
Other
Liza Richardson, Nancy Richardson, Seth Reed, Chris Gorak
Producer
John Linson, Linson Films, Sony Pictures

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Lords of Dogtown
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Nicholle

Heath Ledger! Enough said! He plays an amazing part, as always, of Skip, the drunken surf shop owner. He eventually comes up with the idea of Zephyr skateboards and totally changes the whole image of skateboarding. This movie is about a bunch of boys who love to skateboard, smoke weed, and cause trouble. Each of the boys become a part of Team Zephyr and some of them eventually go pro. They have many struggles, even though they may be at the top of their game. Some of them have jobs, health problems, girlfriends, and family issues that all are trying to balance. After the fame comes to a couple of the guys, everyones paths go in all directions. One of the guys in the group becomes seriously ill, which reunites the two that seperated the most. I definately learned a lot about skateboarding in this movie since i pretty much knew nothing at all.