Lords of Dogtown

Release June 3, 2005 (Wide)
Cast Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson, Michael Angarano, Heath Ledger, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Renner, Eddie Cahill, Shea Whigham
Director Catherine Hardwicke
Writer Stacy Peralta
Genres Drama, Sports
Studio Columbia Pictures
Length 105 mins.
Website www.sony.com/lordsofdogtown


In the 1970s, a group of teenage surfers from a tough neighborhood known as 'Dogtown' in Venice, CA pioneered a revolutionary new style of skateboarding. Riding the waves at the Pacific Ocean pier, the Z-Boys – known for their aggressive style and hard street attitude – combined the death-defying moves of surfing with the art of skateboarding and became overnight sensations and local legends. With empty pools as their canvas, the Z-Boys paved the way for what is now referred to as 'extreme sports', and created a lifestyle that spread infectiously to become a worldwide counterculture phenomenon. But all of this fame would take its toll on the friendships that they thought would last a lifetime, as the sport that started out as an afternoon hobby turned into big business.

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