Lords Of Dogtown

  • 2005,
  • Columbia,
  • Dir. Catherine Hardwicke

  • Starring:
  • Emile Hirsch,
  • John Robinson,
  • Rebecca De Mornay,
  • Victor Rasuk,
  • Heath Ledger

Synopsis:

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.

Reviews:

The New York Times

...directed by Catherine Hardwicke from a script by Stacy Peralta, is about a minor pop-cultural earthquake made possible by the serendipitous convergence, in Los Angeles in 1975, of two otherwise unremarkable events. Read More >>>

Entertainment Weekly

"When the sullen and fearless blond teenage boys in Lords of Dogtown ride their skateboards, never pausing to think about anything that isn't directly in front of them, the movie joins them right on the pavement, racing forward with grungy velocity, showing us what the skaters are seeing and feeling as they ride along back alleys, dilapidated asphalt playgrounds, and any other available surface: a world of trash transcended. Read More >>>

Stills:

"Dude, What the hell are we supposed to do on this fricking table top?"

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