Lords of Dogtown Poster

Release Date: June 3rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: September 27th, 2005

PG-13|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
A drought in 1970s Southern California has an unexpected side effect: as people empty their swimming pools, a group of teen surfers from the Dogtown area of Venice Beach move in with skateboards, and a new sport is born. Based on a true story, this film follows "Z-Boys" skate team members Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch), plus manager Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger), as their fearless "pool surfing" leads to fame, fortune -- and misfortune.

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson, Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed, Heath Ledger, Rebecca De Mornay, Johnny Knoxville

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Indelible Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Tristar

Keywords: 1970s, Friend, Rivalry, Mother, Friendship, Offbeat, Cool, Growing up

Trailers & Clips

view all

Ratings & Reviews

view all
See all critic reviews on metacritic.com