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Sports film of the week: Dogtown & Z-Boys

This Sean Penn-narrated tale of The Zephr team in 1970s Venice Beach, California is about more than skating.

Title: Dogtown & Z-Boys

Director: Stacy Peralta

Tag-line: ‘The birth of extreme’

Release date: 2001

The plot: This is a good ‘un. This Sean Penn-narrated tale of The Zephr team in 1970s Venice Beach, California is about more than skating. The ‘Z-Boys’ emerge from difficult backgrounds to form a formidable gang which ‘starts a revolution’ according to Tony Hawks, become media darlings and try to keep their friendships in line.

Here’s the trailer, you can find the rest in parts on YouTube:



YouTube credit: becomearobot

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