Dogtown and Z-Boys | 2002

Sports, Documentary
Skateboarding has crossed over into the mainstream population due in large part to the humble beginnings of a group of eight teenagers in an area of Santa Monica called Dogtown. It was there that this mismatched gang of ...more

Cast

... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

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... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

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... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Herself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member

Actor

... Himself--Band Member, Pearl Jam

Actor

Company

AOP

Production Company

Big Sound Audio

Production Company

Blind Visual Propaganda

Production Company

Modi

Production Company

Vans Off the Wall Productions

Production Company

Vans/ Vans Off the Wall

Production Company

Synopsis

Skateboarding has crossed over into the mainstream population due in large part to the humble beginnings of a group of eight teenagers in an area of Santa Monica called Dogtown. It was there that this mismatched gang of kids from broken homes formed a group known as the Zephyr Team aka Z-Boys. They rode surfboards in the morning and skateboards in the afternoon, creating a style all their own. Desperate to ride, they used guerrilla tactics such as illegally skating abandoned swimming pools in upscale Los Angeles neighborhoods. But by the mid-70s, the skateboard phenomenon had caught on, and a few of the Z-Boys were scooped up by corporate sponsors and offered large sums of money to skate on their behalf. This elevated them from freewheeling street punks to celebrity skaters; they traveled the world, showing off their cutting-edge moves. Director Stacy Peralta, one of the original Z-Boys, reunites the original crew 25 years later to hear in their own words what it was like.

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