Lords of Dogtown (2005)

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Sport. Los Angeles, 1970s. Adolescent surfers Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva, Jay Adams live in the rough beachside neighbourhood known as Dogtown. They surf the dangerous breaks around the derelic Pacific Ocean Pier and hang out at the Zephyr Surf Shop. Zephyr's owner, Skip Engblom takes the boys under his wing; when he sees their skateboarding ability, he forms the Zephyr skate team. They train in empty swimming pools, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.

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