Lords of Dogtown


1h 45m 2005

Brief Synopsis

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 fro

Film Details

Also Known As
seigneurs de Dogtown
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Period
Sports
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Mike Mesirow
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Santa Monica, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Venice, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

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 at them, and suddenly marketers and promoters wanted to grab a piece of them and what was fast becoming a worldwide counterculture phenomenon. But would the friendships of this tightly knit group last as a teenage pastime turned into big business, and energetic personalities became out-of-control celebrities?

Crew

Benjamin Adams

Production Accountant

Jacqueline Allard

Art Department

Christopher Almerico

Digital Effects

Roger Avary

Other

Bob Badami

Consultant

Anzhey Barantsevich

Accountant

Beanie Barnes

Associate Producer

Greg Beato

Consultant

Bob Beemer

Sound Mixer

Bradley Bemis

Location Manager

Patrick Bentley

Production Assistant

George Billinger Iii

Steadicam Operator

Lee Blasingame

Assistant Camera

Mike Boudreau

On-Set Dresser

Joseph Brattesani

Visual Effects

Thom Brennan

Foley

Martin Bresin

Special Effects

Troy Brown

Stunt Coordinator

Beau Cameron

Cgi Artist

Greg Campeau

Assistant Location Manager

Bob Casale

Music Scoring Mixer

Bridget M. Cook

Hair

Van Coppock

Music Scoring Mixer

Thomas Crawford

Grip

Stuart Cripps

Visual Effects

Devon Curry

Adr Supervisor

Kelly Curtis

Consultant

Fionagh Cush

Makeup

Elliot Davis

Director Of Photography

Ivo Deranja

Assistant Location Manager

Perry Dodgson

Boom Operator

Joe Drake

Executive Producer

Robert Eber

Sound

Robert Eber

Audio Mixer

Melinda Eichberg

Animal Trainer

Kareem Elseify

Associate Producer

Cindy Evans

Costume Designer

David Fincher

Executive Producer

Amanda Finkleberg

Art Department

Rolf Fleischmann

Assistant Editor

Bruce Fortune

Sound Supervisor

David Galbraith

Assistant Camera

Di Giorgiutti

Digital Effects

Chris Gorak

Production Designer

Canada Gordon

Associate Producer

Vincent Guisetti

Foley Artist

Catherine Hardwicke

Other

Thomas Robinson Harper

Unit Director

Thomas Robinson Harper

Stunt Coordinator

Todd Harris

Assistant Sound Editor

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Jim Hensz

Assistant Director

Scott Herbertson

Set Designer

Phillip Howard

Costumer

Vickie M Hseih

Assistant Production Coordinator

Zach Hunt

Production Assistant

Maia Javan

Art Director

Pamela Nedd Kahn

Foley Artist

David Kasubowski

Craft Service

Eddie Kim

Sound Effects Editor

Don R King

Director Of Photography

Rick Kline

Sound Mixer

Tateum Kohut

Sound Mixer

Rebecca Whitesell Lafond

Assistant

Anne Laoparadonchai

Costumer

Jon Lindsay

Loader

Tricia Linklater

Assistant Sound Editor

Art Linson

Executive Producer

John Linson

Producer

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Dennis J Lootens

Rigging Gaffer

Tom Lynnes

Special Effects Supervisor

Sean Lyons

Painter

Thomas Lyons

Transportation Co-Captain

Margaux Mackay

Visual Effects Producer

Richard Mall

Key Grip

Tim Mallory

Assistant Property Master

David Marmolejo

Assistant Location Manager

Gray Marshall

Visual Effects Supervisor

Laray Mayfield

Casting Director

Mark Mcgrath

Production Assistant

Mike Mcgrath

Production Assistant

Patricia Mclaughlin

Wardrobe Supervisor

Mike Mesirow

Cable Operator

Sonny Miller

Camera Operator

Chris Moseley

Camera Operator

Mark Mothersbaugh

Music

Lance Mountain

Camera Operator

Jeffrey A Murrell

Chief Lighting Technician

Frank Musitelle

Greensman

Jennifer Nash

Music Editor

Howard Neiman

Sound Effects Editor

Cynthia Nibler

Property Master

Lyn Norton-matsuda

Script Supervisor

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Adr Editor

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Dialogue Editor

Jay Ostrowski

Assistant Director

Robyn Owen

Casting Associate

Nancy Parker

Foley Artist

Lisa Parmet

Key Costumer

Paul Pawlowski

Accounting Assistant

David Pearlberg

Dolly Grip

Fred W Peck

Rerecording

Stacy Peralta

Screenplay

Lars Peterson

Construction Coordinator

Blake Pike

Key Rigging Grip

Susanna Puisto

Costumer

Yesi Ramirez

Casting Assistant

Seth Reed

Art Director

Eric Reichardt

Painter

Steve Reinhardt

Chief Lighting Technician

Joel Renfro

Transportation Co-Captain

Liza Richardson

Music Supervisor

Nancy Richardson

Editor

Deedra Ricketts

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Bruce A Robinson

Assistant Camera

Kyle Rochlin

Foley Mixer

Kenneth Roth

Unit Director

Brian Ruberg

Foley Mixer

Bob Scifo

Painter

Antonio Scimone

Production Assistant

Gene Serdena

Set Decorator

Ginger Sledge

Coproducer

Ginger Sledge

Unit Production Manager

John D Snyder

Special Effects

Thomas Spencer

On-Set Dresser

Brian Spirnak

Production Assistant

Michael Steinbach

Production Secretary

Janet Stirner

Costumer

Robert L Stover

On-Set Dresser

John C. Stuver

Dialogue Editor

John C. Stuver

Adr Editor

Roland N Thai

Sound Effects Editor

Vickie Thomas

Casting Director

Dan Trezise

Visual Effects

Jamie Trueblood

Photography

Mary Ann Valdes

Hair Stylist

Jeanne Van Phue

Makeup

Lisa Veratakis

Foley Editor

Mario Vitale

Assistant Sound Editor

Steven C. Voll

Foreman

Walter Volpatto

Color Timer

Gary Warshaw

Assistant Art Director

David Adam Weisberg

Adr Mixer

Chris Wessman

Consultant

Harry Yoon

Apprentice Editor

Diana Zock

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
seigneurs de Dogtown
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Period
Sports
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Mike Mesirow
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Santa Monica, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Venice, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 3, 2005

Released in United States on Video September 27, 2005

Project is a fictionalized version of the documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" (USA/2001) directed by Stacy Peralta, which was based on a Spin magazine article.

Jonas Akerlund was previously attached to direct.

Project was previously set up at New Line.

Previously in development at Fox 2000 with Fred Durst to direct. The film was then to begin principle photography in March 2003 under the direction of David Fincher, but was placed on hold due to re-writes, with Fincher eventually dropping out in late-Summer 2003. Catherine Hardwicke came on board in Fall 2003.

Project previously in development at Indelible Pictures.

Senator Intl. holds international distribution rights.

Released in United States Summer June 3, 2005

Released in United States on Video September 27, 2005