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, transforming youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.
MPAA rating: PG-13.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Special features: full screen presentation; director and editor commentary; extended "raw" skate footage; weblinks; theatrical trailers; animated menus; deleted scenes; production notes; scene selections.
Director of photography, Peter Pilafian ; editor, Paul Crowder ; original music, Terry Wilson, Paul Crowder ; production designer, Craig Stecyk.
Narrator: Sean Penn ; special appearances: Shogo Kubo, Bob Biniak, Nathan Pratt, Stacy Peralta, Jim Muir, Allen Sarlo, Chris Cahill, Tony Alva, Paul Constantineau, Jay Adams, Peggy Oki, Wentzle Ruml.
DVD, 5.0 Dolby digital, digitally mastered audio.
English dialogue, French subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Consensus: Dogtown and Z-Boys is a colorful, exhilarating look at the skateboarding subculture.
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