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PG-13| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
"Dogtown and Z-Boys," directed and co-written by skateboard legend-turned-filmmaker Stacy Peralta, is the story of a group of accidental revolutionaries, gifted kids who inadvertently changed the world by doing what came naturally. It is also a unique documentary event: a ground-level, eyewitness account of the birth of an organic American pop culture phenomenon.

Cast: Sean Penn , Jay Adams , Tony Alva , Bob Biniak , Paul Constantineau , Shogo Kubo , Jim Muir , Peggy Oki

Director: Stacy Peralta

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

Release Date: April 26th, 2002|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Exhilarating but blatantly biased. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The film is, however, almost inevitably wistful for the past, and many of its emotional touches come from juxtaposed then-and-now footage of the participants. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    An improbably bountiful subject -- kids on skateboards turning themselves into virtuoso artist-athletes -- has been brought to life in a wonderful, unpretentious documentary. show more

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Famous Movie Locations: Ocean Park Pier from 'Dogtown and Z-Boys' (Venice, Calif.)

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Anna Dimond on Aug 16th, 2010 12:00PM

The Ocean Park Pier in Venice, Calif., was the site of a cultural revolution in the 1970s: A surfing and skateboarding renaissance that was captured in Stacy Peralta's 2001 documentary 'Dogtown and...

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