• Publication date: August 26, 2009

Lords of Dogtown

The beginnings of skateboarding and the friendships both made and broken in its creation.

  • Publication date: August 26, 2009

Lords of Dogtown

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2005

MBC Max:

March 24, 2016 18:00 (KSA) ~ March 24, 2016 17:00 (CLT)

Lords of Dogtown tells the story of how modern skateboarding came to be in the early 1970s.  Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger) is a surf and skateboard maker with his own shop in Venice Beach.  Youngsters Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk), Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch) frequent his shop when Skip invites them to test out new polyurethane skateboard wheels.

The wheels allow the kids to manipulate their skateboards just like surfers, and a new sport is instantly born.  Skip forms a team, but as large corporations begin sponsoring each skater, the once closely knit group of friends deteriorates.

Lords of Dogtown was nominated for 6 Teen Choice Awards.


  • Heath Ledger
  • Emile Hirsch
  • John Robinson
  • Victor Rasuk
  • Michael Angarano
  • Nikki Reed