Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator
Release Date: August 22nd, 2003
R|1 hr. 20 min.
This documentary film explores the life of former skateboarding pro Mark "Gator" Rogowski, who, in 1991, was sentenced to 31 years in jail after raping and murdering a female acquaintance. Filmmaker Helen Stickler chronicles Rogowski's tragic journey from cool, confident skateboarding icon to convicted murderer. His struggles with alcoholism and depression are also explored, and skate legends such as Tony Hawk and Stacy Peralta offer first-hand accounts of their experiences with Rogowski.
Director: Helen Stickler
Distributor: Palm Pictures