Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, Sport


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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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22 December 2007 | adavin65
10
| portrayal totally on target
I grew up in California and this movie REALLY brought me back to the 70's and what was happening in the skateboard world. The actors were totally on mark with their portrayals of these guys and how things were back then in California at that time. I'm a girl and I was into skateboarding at that time. I saved my own money to buy my own boards. I even remember my mom came home one day and gave me an article from a magazine about Alva. I met him later in the 80's and he's a very down to earth guy. If you grew up in Cali at this time, you will LOVE this movie and if you didn't you will get the true idea of what it was like then. Awesome job guys on this film! A definite classic!

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Trivia

Originally David Fincher and the other producers hired Fincher "protege" Fred Durst to direct "Dogtown," with Fincher helping out with the second unit skateboarding scenes. As Durst's participation came into doubt, Fincher then became the director, even going as far as having sets built, doing extensive pre-visualizations for the feature and hiring Roger Avary to rewrite the script. Fincher then left to take on another feature, paving the way for former Production Designer Catherine Hardwicke to sign on based on the success of her first feature Thirteen (2003).


Quotes

Reef Ryan: Pass me the doobie Stacy... come on you fucking homo.


Goofs

Stacy makes an appearance in 'Charlie's Angels', a show which aired between 1976 and 1981. The episode she appears in is slated as "Episode # 93" which would make it 1979 (the year in which the real Stacy Peralta appeared in the show). Later, a TV newscast mentions the fire that finally devastated the partially-ruined (and out-of-operation) theme park, Pacific Ocean Park, that was built on and around the Ocean Park Pier. That catastrophic blaze (and there had been minor ones before it), actually happened in 1974, and had led to the demolition/removal of the theme park's remains in 1975.


Crazy Credits

The TriStar Pictures logo gets "Locals Only" spray-painted across it.


Alternate Versions

Also released on DVD as an "Unrated Extended Cut".


Soundtracks

Fire
Written and Performed by
Jimi Hendrix
Courtesy of Experience Hendrix LLC/Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Drama | Sport

Details

Release Date:

3 June 2005

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Filming Locations

Imperial Beach, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,623,373 5 June 2005

Gross USA:

$11,273,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,411,957

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