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Release Date: June 03, 2005Running Time: 105 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $11,008,432.00
Genre: Drama, Historical, Period, Sports


Heath Ledger

John Robinson

Victor Rasuk

Emile Hirsch

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The tough, gritty streets of "Dogtown" in Venice, California didn't look like much to outsiders, but to a handful of teenage surfers in the 1970s they were the hard, winding, sloping inspiration for a revolutionary style of skateboarding. Transferring the aggressive wave-riding moves to concrete from their death-defying surf skills at the Pacific Ocean Park pier, the Z-Boys--mostly kids with rough home lives and rougher attitudes--became sensations, local legends. They were freestyle wizards on urethane wheels, turning empty pools into arenas of wild, beautiful athleticism, the genesis of today's "extreme sports." Skating competitors didn't know what to make of them, girls threw themselves a... Full Summary >>