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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
John Robinson
Emile Hirsch
Rebecca De Mornay
Directors
Catherine Hardwicke
Screenwriters
Stacy Peralta
Running Time
107 minutes

Lords of Dogtown
Will world success ruin the skateboarding phenomena of Venice, California...


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Plot
Skateboarding is born in Venice, California in the mid-1970s when local teenagers swap surf for tarmac. But sponsorship deals and international fame drive a wedge between former friends who are in danger of losing sight of their sport’s rebellious roots.


Verdict
A hanging-out movie that’s as close as you’ll ever get to soaking up the time, the place and the attitude. Too slack for mainstream audiences, though.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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