Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Director:Catherine Hardwicke
Genre:Action / Drama / Sport
Country:USA / Germany
Runtime:107 min

The true story of the kids who created modern skateboard culture is recreated in this drama.

In the early '70s, skateboards were seen as a fad of the 1960s that had all but died out, but in a rough-and-tumble Venice, CA, community known as "Dogtown," that was about to change.

Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk), Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch) were three guys who liked to surf the rugged beaches around Venice and hung out at the Zephyr Surf Shop, a store run by Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger) that stocked gear for adventurous surfers and skateboarders.

With the advent of new urethane wheels that connected with concrete in a way old metal and rubber wheels could not, Tony, Stacy, and Jay began exploring ways to translate radical surf style to skateboarding, and the guys invented a new way to state inside the smooth, round surfaces of empty pools, employing vertical moves and edge flips that added a new and dramatic spin to skating.

It didn't take long for word to spread about the wild new style of the Z-Boys, and they quickly became local celebrities, and later nationwide skating stars, though sudden fame took its toll on these young men.

John Robinson - Stacy
Emile Hirsch - Jay
Rebecca De Mornay - Philaine
William Mapother - Donnie
Julio Oscar Mechoso - Mr. Alva
Victor Rasuk - Tony
Nikki Reed - Kathy Alva
Heath Ledger - Skip
Vincent Laresca - Chino
Brian Zarate - Montoya
Pablo Schreiber - Stecyk
Elden Henson - Billy Z
Michael Angarano - Sid
Mitch Hedberg - Urethane Wheels Guy
Benjamin Nurick - Browser
Bai Ling - Punky Photographer
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