ORIGINALLY AIRED: 5/26/2005
Lords Of Dogtown
Before Tony Hawk, Extreme Sports and what you know about skateboarding today, there were the Lords of Dogtown.
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.
Lords of Dogtown Photogallery
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.
More than boards with wheels, find out what goes into building the newest generation of skateboards.
> Tony Alva's Site
> Stacey Peralta's Site
> Jay Adam's Site