Lords of Dogtown Movie

They came from nothing to change everything.

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Who's Involved:

Joe Drake, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Renner, Emile Hirsch, Art Linson, David Fincher, Michael Angarano, Catherine Hardwicke, Heath Ledger, John Robinson, Stacy Peralta, Victor Rasukv

Release Date:

Friday, June 3, 2005

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 45 m

Plot: What's the story about?

In the 1970s, a group of teenage surfers from a tough neighborhood known as "Dogtown" in Venice, California pioneered a revolutionary new style of skateboarding. Riding the waves at the Pacific Ocean Park pier, the Z-Boyz, 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-boyz paved the way to what is now referred to as "extreme sports," and created a lifestyle that spread infectiously to beomce 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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Crew: Who's making Lords of Dogtown

A look at the Lords of Dogtown behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Catherine Hardwicke last directed Miss Bala and Red Riding Hood. The film's writer Stacy Peralta last wrote Bones Brigade: An Autobiography and Riding Giants.


Joe Drake
David Fincher
Art Linson



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Production: What we know about Lords of Dogtown

Key Facts

  1. Fictionalized version of the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, written and directed by skateboard guru Stacy Peralta based on a Spin magazine article that explored 1970s skateboarding culture.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

Lords of Dogtown Release Date: When was it released?

Lords of Dogtown was released in 2005 on Friday, June 3, 2005 (). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including High Tension, The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse and Rock School.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

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