Lords of Dogtown

Release date:June 3, 2005

Studio:TriStar Pictures (Sony)

Director:Catherine Hardwicke

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, violence, language and reckless behavior - all invol


Starring:Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson, Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed, Heath Ledger, Rebecca De Mornay, Johnny Knoxville, America Ferrera, Jeremy Renner, Eddie Cahill, Shea Whigham

Genre:Drama, Comedy

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Plot Summary:

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.