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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 Dogtown and Z-Boys, 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

Cast

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

Crew

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