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Lords of Dogtown Details


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 skate 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. The true story of Lords of Dogtown was previously the basis of the acclaimed documentary Heath Ledger, directed by former Z-Boy Stacy Peralta, who like Tony Alva served as a consultant on this project. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 3, 2005


Emile Hirsch
as Jay Adams
Victor Rasuk
as Tony Alva
John Robinson
as Stacy Peralta
Michael Angarano
as Sid
Nikki Reed
as Kathy Alva
Heath Ledger
as Skip Engblom
Rebecca De Mornay
as Philaine
Johnny Knoxville
as Topper Burks
Joel McHale
as TV Reporter
Brian Zarate
as Montoya
Paulette Ivory
as Magazine Reporter
Ned Bellamy
as Peter Darling
Alexis Arquette
as Tranny
Melonie Diaz
as Blanca
Bill Cusack
as Del Mar Judge
Bob Biniak
as Restaurant Manager
Benjamin Nurick
as Browser
Skip Engblom
as Seattle Race Starter
Bai Ling
as Punky Photographer
Tony Alva
as Oregon Man at Party
Eddie Cahill
as Larry Gordon
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Mr. Alva
Kristian Peterson
as Wentzle Ruml
Daniel Venegas
as Vato
Sofía Vergara
as Amelia
Mark Kubr
as Donnie's Friend
Lucas Gasperik
as Jay Clone
Rene Rivera
as Mr. Peralta
Tony Hawk
as Astronaut
Pablo Schreiber
as Stecyk
Stephanie Limb
as Peggy Oki
Joe Virzi
as Capitola Race Starter
Jay Adams
as Party Guest
Chad Fernandez
as Ryan Reef
Stacy Peralta
as TV Director
Don Nguyen
as Shogo
Mike Ogas
as Bob Biniak
Chris Chaput
as Russ Howell
Travis Peterson
as Young Surfer
Cheyne Magnusson
as Jim "Red Dog" Muir
Rebeca Silva
as Sid's Nurse
William Mapother
as Donnie
Elden Henson
as Billy Z
Shea Whigham
as Dranke Landon
America Ferrera
as Thunder Monkey
Laura Ramsey
as Gabrielle
Mitch Hedberg
as Urethane Wheels Guy
Raphael Verela
as Topper's Bodyguard
Kirk Ward
as Bill Bahne
Chelsea Hobbs
as Caroline
Matt Malloy
as Contest Official
Charles Napier
as Nudie
Ray Flores
as Long Beach Announcer
Sarah Blakely-Cartwright
as Vickie
Chuck Hosack
as Irate Husband
Reid Harper
as Lookout Boy
Vincent Laresca
as Chino


Catherine Hardwicke
John Linson
Stacy Peralta
Elliot Davis
Liza Richardson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Mothersbaugh
Composer (Music Score)
Nancy Richardson
Chris Gorak
Production Designer
Seth Reed
Art Director
Ginger Sledge
Kareem Elseify
Associate Producer
Beanie Barnes
Associate Producer
Canada Gordon
Associate Producer
Art Linson
Executive Producer
Joe Drake
Executive Producer
David Fincher
Executive Producer
Scott Herbertson
Set Designer
Gene Serdena
Set Decorator
Cindy Evans
Costume Designer
Robert Eber
Sound/Sound Designer
Greg Beato
Chris Moseley
Camera Operator
George Billinger
Camera Operator
Lance Mountain
Camera Operator
Marc Flanagan
Gavin Sutherland
Alvin Zalamea
Brock Little
Kyle Knox
Brad Gerlach
Victoria Thomas
Brian Ruberg
Foley Mixer
Greg Campeau
Assistant Location Manager
David Pearlberg
Dolly Grip
Walter Volpatto
Color Timing
Howard London
ADR Mixer
Margaux Mackay
Visual Effects Producer
Zach Hunt
Production Assistant
Annie Laoparadonchai
Steve Reinhardt
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Brian Spirnak
Production Assistant
Lee Blasingame
First Assistant Camera
Mike Boudreau
Set Dresser
Bob Scifo
Matte Artist
Devon Curry
ADR Supervisor
Nicole Frank
Assistant Hair
David Marmolejo
Assistant Location Manager
Michelle Morrissey
Production Supervisor
Lars Petersen
Construction Coordinator
Deedra Ricketts
Extra Casting
Pat McLaughlin
Costumes Supervisor
Tricia Linklater
Assistant Sound Editor
Eddie Kim
Sound Effects Editor
Lisa Parmet
Key Costumer
Bradley Bemis
Location Manager
Melinda Frank
Bruce Fortune
Supervising Sound Editor
Marty Bresin
Special Effects Supervisor
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Thom Brennan
Foley Supervisor
John Snyder
Makeup Special Effects
Thomas Robinson Harper
Stunts Coordinator
Thomas Robinson Harper
Second Unit Director
George Billinger
Steadicam Operator
Bryce Shields
Video Assist
Lance Brown
Supervising Sound Editor
Robert Stover
Set Dresser
Lisa Varetakis
Foley Editor
Vincent Guisetti
Foley Artist
Hans Fleischmann
First Assistant Editor
Patrick Bentley
Production Assistant
Michael Steinbach
Production Secretary
Janet Stirner
Nancy Nugent
ADR Editor
Mike Mesirow
Cable Person
Fionagh Cush
Key Make-up
Jon Lindsay
Camera Loader
Gray Marshall
Visual Effects Supervisor
Nancy Parker
Foley Artist
John Stuver
ADR Editor
John Stuver
Dialogue Editor
Lyn Matsuda Norton
Script Supervisor
Gary Warshaw
Assistant Art Director
Tom Ostrowski
Second Second Assistant Director
Diana Zock
Production Coordinator
Perry Dodgson
Boom Operator
Jaimie Trueblood
Still Photographer
Roland N. Thai
Sound Effects Editor
Grant Samson
Thomas Spencer
Set Dresser
Cynthia Nibler
Properties Master
Carl Miller
Personal Assistant
Melinda Eichberg
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Susanna Puisto
Kyle Rochlin
Foley Mixer
Antonio Scimone
Production Assistant
Gary A. Hecker
Foley Artist