ORIGINALLY AIRED: 5/26/2005

Lords Of Dogtown

Episode #5001

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Before Tony Hawk, Extreme Sports and what you know about skateboarding today, there were the Lords of Dogtown.

Lords of Dogtown
The legendary Z-Boys: Jay Adams, Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva
G4 goes behind the scenes with the making of the new movie Lords of Dogtown. This fictionalized telling of the story of the legendary Z-Boys follows the stories of skateboarders Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and Jay Adams.

Now don’t confuse it with Dogtown and Z-Boys, the documentary directed by Peralta. This time, the skater-turned-filmmaker wrote the script and fellow Z-Boy Tony Alva trained up the actors in the film.

Join G4 as we go behind the scenes of the making of the movie and interviews with director Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) and stars Victor Rasuk (Raising Victor Vargas), Emile Hirsch (The Girl Next Door), John Robinson (Elephant) and Heath Ledger (The Patriot), along with the real life Z-Boys Peralta, Alva and Adams themselves. See how the filmmakers recreated the legendary locations of Dogtown, captured up-close skateboarding action footage and resurrected the birthplace of vertical skateboarding.

 


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Check out our photogallery from the latest G4 Special: "Lords of Dogtown." We go behind the scenes of the new movie "Lords of Dogtown," the story of groundbreaking skateboarders Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and Jay Adams, the legendary Z-Boys.


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