Dogtown Boys (2005)24K
Dogtown Boys: Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. With John Robinson, Emile Hirsch, Rebecca De Mornay, William Mapother. The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970’s.
“Itu0026#39;s the 70s. A group of local surfers form a tribe that runs their section of the surf. Skip (Heath Ledger) is a surf shop owner who starts making skateboards with polyurethane wheels. Three kids Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch), and Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk) become famous pioneering stars. They start surfing empty neighborhood pools. Kathy (Nikki Reed) is Tonyu0026#39;s sister.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis has the energy. It has the music. It has the rebel sensibility. Itu0026#39;s a little disorganized. Itu0026#39;s hard to know whou0026#39;s the lead at times. Director Catherine Hardwicke has left it very loose. Heath Ledger is eating up the scenes with his weird voice. Emile Hirsch is sort of the center. There are quite a few unknown actors here. Itu0026#39;s a very compelling history to begin with. For more insights, one should watch Stacy Peraltau0026#39;s u0026#39;Dogtown and Z-Boysu0026#39;.”