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Lords of Dogtown

2005 film by Catherine Hardwicke

Lords of Dogtown

Released 3 June 2005 (17 years, 10 months ago)

Director Catherine Hardwicke
Duration 102 minutes
Cost $25,000,000
Genre teen film, LGBT-related film, drama film and biographical film
Composer Mark Mothersbaugh
Production company Columbia Pictures
Country of origin United States of America and Germany
Screenwriter Stacy Peralta
Producer David Fincher

About Lords of Dogtown

Lords of Dogtown, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, is a thrilling and nostalgic ride through the birth of skateboarding culture in the 1970s. Based on the true story of the Z-Boys, a group of teenage surfers from Venice, California, the film captures the raw energy and rebellious spirit of a subculture that would go on to influence generations of skateboarders.

The film boasts an impressive cast, including Emile Hirsch as Jay Adams, Victor Rasuk as Tony Alva, and Heath Ledger as Skip Engblom, the Z-Boys' mentor and manager. Ledger's performance is particularly noteworthy, as he brings a nuanced complexity to the character of Skip, who is both a father figure and a flawed human being.

Hardwicke's direction is equally impressive, as she captures the gritty, sun-drenched streets of Venice with a sense of authenticity and style. The film's soundtrack, featuring classic rock and punk tracks from the era, adds to the film's overall vibe.

While Lords of Dogtown is a thrilling and entertaining film, it also has a deeper message about the power of youth culture and the importance of staying true to oneself. As Alva says in the film, "Skateboarding is not a hobby. It's a way of looking at life."

Overall, Lords of Dogtown is a must-see for anyone interested in skateboarding culture or the history of youth rebellion. It's a film that captures a moment in time with energy and style, and it's sure to leave audiences feeling inspired.


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Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


65 years, 11 months, 15 days


28 years, 10 months,

Born first

31 May 1955

Died first

29 March 2005

Born last

17 May 1988

Died last

25 November 2017

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