Emile Hirsch as Jay Adams, Victor Rasuk as Tony Alva, Heath Ledger as
Skip Engblom, John Robinson as Stacey Peralta and Michael Angarano as
1970's 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-Boys , know 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-Boys paved the way to
what is now referred to as "extreme sports," and created
a lifestyle that spread infectiously to become a worldwide counterculture
phenomenon. But all of this fame would take it's 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.
"A somewhat awkward and eager-to-please rich kid. Sid
will do anything to hang out with the
|"A somewhat awkward and eager-to-please
rich kid. Sid will do anything to hang out with the Z-Boys.
Whatever he lacks in skating ability Sid easily makes up for
in heart, good humor and occasionally, cash"
"As you would probably assume, Dogtown was amazing to be
apart of. Going from the actual work to the time we had
on set. Dogtown was fun, exhausting and at
times difficult to get through. But I could honestly say it was probably
the set I
grew up the most on." - Michael Angarano
Z-Boys. Whatever he lacks in skating ability Sid easily makes up for
in heart, good humor
and occasionally, cash"
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