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Dogtown And Z-Boys (2002)
Starring: Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Tony Hawk
Director: Stacy Peralta
Category: Special Interest, Comedy
Studio: Columbia / TriStar
91 mins



   SynopsisThe Birth Of Extreme

Before there were X-Games, there were Z-Boys.Narrated by Sean Penn and directed by skateboarding legend Stacy Peralta, Dogtown and Z-Boys is the award winning documentary that took the Sundance Film Festival by storm.This is the story of a gang of discarded kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe inspiring moves and street smarts, and, in the process, transformed youth culture forever.

Featuring historic old skool skating footage, exclusive interviews and a blistering rock soundtrack, Dogtown and Z-Boys captures the meteoric rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough 'locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing.Armed with a guerrilla code, the notorious Z-Boys sharpened their skills in the concrete jungle of 70s L.A. and then took it to the next level.Getting vertical in abandoned suburban swimming pools, they ignited an underground phenomenon that shaped the attitude and culture of modern day extreme sports.With rare appearances by skateboarding icons Tony Alva, Jay Adams and Tony Hawk, Dogtown and Z-Boys is a thrilling all access tour of the birth of a pop culture phenomenon.

Narrated by Sean Penn


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