Compiled by Catherine Hardwicke Photographs by Jaimie Trueblood featuring the cinematography of Elliot Davis Dialogue excerpts from the screenplay written by Stacy Peralta Contributors: Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Jim “Red Dog” Muir, Skip Engblom, Craig R. Stecyk III, Lance Mountain, John Linson, Catherine Hardwicke, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson, Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed, Elliot Davis, Chris Gorak, Nancy Richardson, Kenny Roth, Tommy Harper, Riley Harper, Griffin Collins, Paul Constantineau, Steve Badillo.
John and I met several weeks before production was set to begin. It was night−time, early summer 2004. We had spoken by phone and agreed to meet at Bicknell Hill with our skateboards. I arrived early and began skating the hill, which is the same hill all of us on the original Zephyr Team used to skate back in the 70’ s, doing Berts etc. After about 30 minutes of skating I looked down the boardwalk and saw this kid in his late teens skating toward me. He had very long blonde hair, he was wearing old school straight−leg cords, a 70’ s style tee−shirt, Vans old school blue deck shoes and he was riding a homemade wooden board that was about 5 inches wide with tiny original issue urethane wheels. Seeing the image was like looking back through a time machine. I was relieved to see that John could skate. He wasn’ t stiff or awkward but in fact had a very natural style. But the thing about him that really got my interest was how much desire he had to get it right. He was dead−set determined from the start to skate old−school 70’ s style and do it well. He was quick to learn whatever I showed him. He told me how important it was to him to be able to do most of his own skating in the film, that he really wanted to pull it off, he didn’ t want to be just another actor.
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Pacific Ocean Park... it was like the Disneyland of the Pacific. It just went from a paradise to a wasteland. You couldn’ t get close to the place without havin’ like a rock thrown at you. If you didn’ t have an in, you didn’ t want to be there − cause you’ d get your butt kicked. − ray flores
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“ I was trying to figure out how to get the shot of hitting the pier after our set broke with the foam rubber pylon. And Brock came up to me and said “ I’ ll just hit the real pier. How bad can it be? ” As Brock said after he did it, “ that hurt like a motherfucker.” − tommy harper
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he ripped it up on the 70’s single fin
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You think you know what it´s going to do − how it´s going to be your dance partner. Your life´s full for a few moments. Then you think, just like girlfriends, the next one´s going to be better.
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WILL I T B E ALL OF YOU?
no we did not rip this move off from “ pooty tang” !
The belt thing came after a guy tried to stiff us for gloss jobs, then took the boards without paying − I sold all the boards later.
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SHOGO Skateboardingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been great. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thinking about buying a new Trans-Am... black on black, with some big fat tires in the back.
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W E I V E D I INS
Original Z竏達oyz Bob Biniak and Stacy Peralta, with Jack Smith, who competed at Del Mar in 1975, and Bob Biniak Skactor, Mike Ogus. 128
ok alan donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt the pier
Alan Sarlo, original Zâ&#x2C6;&#x2019;Boy, Ren Smith fellow real estate agent/ surfer, and director C. Hardwicke.
jim ” g o d d e “r muir
Thanks to Catherine Hardwicke for stereotyping my future acting career as a fucking renta−cop.
a tale of two stecyks
CrAig stecyk so skip you ready? huh? so skip you ready? huh? perfect.
bob biniak 131
ray flores Paul constantineau
david t hacket
skip & st ecyk 132
lance mountain craig stecyk alan sarlo
wes humpston 133
BACK IN THE DAY...
Skip told me that growing up in Venice he had enough to buy ONE NEW PAIR OF JEANS EVERY FALL. He’d wear them to school all year, then in summer he’d CUT THEM OFF for shorts.
SUPER− FLY 139
We just dressed like that. I think I had all those Pendletons ’ cause that’ s what my mom bought used at the Salvation Army and the Wino shoes cost a buck− fifty at Coast Sportswear. − jim “ Red Dog” Muir
e h t f o battle
S E N O CL
bra d col lee ema n
llin o c n i griff
S E L S A E M
no grill warrior would ever do that to me 148
a s i s T i Y L h I N t A M A F STAUR RE 149
oh it’ s cool, huh?
cuz you’ r
From the film
is this the best
a famous skateboarder.
youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ve got,
WE’RE D E W R E SC
And as the stunt coâ&#x2C6;&#x2019;ordinator tells it.
â&#x2C6;&#x2019; tommy harper
...off the pier we had kind of a perfect sunset on our last day of shooting...
FILM CREDITS Emile Hirsch Victor Rasuk John Robinson Michael Angarano Nikki Reed Rebecca De Mornay Heath Ledger Johnny Knoxville Vincent Laresca Julio Oscar Mechoso Sofia Vergara Pablo Schreiber Elden Henson Laura Ramsey Melonie Diaz America Ferrera Casting By Costume Designer Co-Producer Executive Producers Music Supervision by Music by Editor Production Designer Director of Photography Produced by Written by Directed by
Victoria Thomas Cindy Evans Ginger Sledge Art Linson David Fincher Joe Drake Liza Richardson Mark Mothersbaugh Nancy Richardson, A.C.E. Chris Gorak Elliot Davis John Linson Stacy Peralta Catherine Hardwicke
CAST Stacy Jay Philaine Donnie Mr. Alva Tony Kathy Alva Skip Chino Montoya Stecyk Billy Z Sid Urethane Wheels Guy Browser Peggy Oki Bob Biniak Jim “Red Dog” Muir Shogo Wentzle Ruml Blanca Donnie’ s Friend Mr. Peralta Reef Ryan Security Guard Russ Howell Contest Official Del Mar Announcer Ty Page Del Mar Judge Bill Bahne Larry Gordon Gabrielle Vickie Restaurant Manager Marty Grimes Irate Husband Caroline Lookout Boy Magazine Reporter Thunder Monkey Amelia Topper Burks Topper’ s Bodyguard Party Guest Peter Darling
John Robinson Emile Hirsch Rebecca De Mornay William Mapother Julio Oscar Mechoso Victor Rasuk Nikki Reed Heath Ledger Vincent Laresca Brian Zarate Pablo Schreiber Elden Henson Michael Angarano Mitch Hedberg Benjamin Nurick Stephanie Limb Mike Ogas Cheyne Magnusson Don Nguyen Kristian Peterson Melonie Diaz Mark Kubr RenéRivera Chad Fernandez Jim “Red Dog” Muir Chris Chaput Matt Malloy Jack Smith Steve Badillo Bill Cusack Kirk Ward Eddie Cahill Laura Ramsey Sarah Blakely-Cartwright Bob Biniak Eric Tuma Britton Chuck Hosak Chelsea Hobbs Reid Harper Paulette Ivory America Ferrera Sofia Vergara Johnny Knoxville Raphael Verela Jay Adams Ned Bellamy
Oregon Man at Party Nudie Capitola Race Starter Seattle Race Starter TV Director Vato Astronaut TV Reporter Punky Photographer Drake Landon Jay Clone Long Beach Announcer Long Beach Judge Tranny Young Surfer Sid’ s Nurse 2nd Unit Director/ Stunt Coordinator Asst. Stunt Coordinator Tony’ s Skate Doubles Jay’ s Skate Doubles Stacy’ s Skate Doubles Sid’ s Skate Double
Tony Alva Charles Napier Joe Virzi Skip Engblom Stacy Peralta Daniel Venegas Tony Hawk Joel McHale Bai Ling Shea Whigham Lucas Gasperik Ray Flores Benjamin Anderson Alexis Arquette Travis Petersen Rebeca Silva Thomas Robinson Harper Troy Brown Adam Alfaro Tony Alva Griffin Collins Craig Whitehead John Ponts Tyler Mumma Bradlee Coleman Stacy Peralta Riley Harper
Gavin Sutherland Matt Flanagan Bradley J. Gerlach Kyle Knox Brock Little Allen Sarlo Ren Smith Alvin Zalamea
Unit Production Manager First Assistant Director Second Assistant Director
Ginger Sledge James Alan Hensz Kenneth B. Roth
Art Director Set Decorator Property Master Script Supervisor “A” Camera/Steadicam Operator Skateboard Cam Operator Skate Camera Operator “B” Camera Operator First Asst. “A” Camera Second Asst. “A” Camera First Asst. “B” Camera Camera Loader Wardrobe Supervisor Key Costumer Costumers
Kareem Elseify Canada Gordon Beanie Barnes Seth Reed Gene Serdena Cynthia Nibler Lyn Norton George Billinger Lance Mountain Philippe Dussol Chris Moseley David Galbraith Bruce Robinson Lee Blasingame Jon Lindsay Patricia McLaughlin Lisa Parmet Janet Stirner Annie Laoparadonchai Phillip Howard Susanna Puisto
Department Head Makeup Key Makeup Special FX Makeup
Jeanne Van Phue Fionagh Cush John D. Snyder
Department Head Hair Key Hair Stylist Asst. Hair Stylists
Bridget M. Cook Mary Ann Valdes Nicole Frank Lynda K. Walker
Chief Lighting Technician Asst. Chief Lighting Technician Key Rigging Gaffer
Jeffrey Murrell Steve Reinhardt Dennis Lootens
Key Grip Second Grip Dolly Grip Key Rigging Grip
Richard Mall Thomas Crawford David Pearlberg Blake Pike
Production Mixer Boom Operator Cable Video Assist Special Effects
Robert Eber Perry Dodgson Michael Mesirow Bryce Shields Marty Bresin
Location Manager Asst. Location Managers Production Coordinator Asst. Production Coordinator Production Secretary Production Accountant Asst. Accountants Construction Coordinator General Foreman Mill Foreman Paint Foreman Construction Buyer Standby Painter Greensperson Set Designer Asst. Art Director Art Director â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2nd Unit Leadman Set Dressers Asst. Property Masters Surfboards made by Unit Publicist Still Photographer 2nd Second Asst. Director Asst. to Art Linson Asst. to Ms. Sledge Production Assts.
Casting Associate Extras Casting
Bradley Bemis Greg Campeau Ivo Anthony Deranja David Marmolejo Diana Zock Vickie M. Hsieh Michael Steinbach Benjamin Adams Michael B. Johnson Paul Pawlowski Lars Petersen Steven C. Voll John Sullivan Eric Reichardt Melinda Frank Sean Lyons Frank Musitelle Scott Herbertson Gary Warshaw Maia Javan Grant Samson Mike Boudreau Thomas Spencer Robert L. Stover Tim Mallory Robert Smith Skip Engblom Scott Anderson Linda Brown-Salomone Jaimie Trueblood Jay Ostrowski Carolyn Miller Rebecca Whitesell Lafond Patrick Bentley Zach Hunt Mark McGrath Michael McGrath Antonio Scimone Brian Spirnak Robyn Owen Deedee Ricketts
Ken & Art’s Motion Picture Catering
Consultant Skate Coach Skateboard Trainer Skateboard Consultant Surfing Consultant
Greg Beato Tony Alva Steve Badillo Chris Wessman Jim “Red Dog” Muir
Animal Trainer Transportation Captain Transportation Co-Captain
Melinda Eichberg Joel A. Renfro Thomas Lyons
WATER UNIT Director Of Photography Camera Operator Water Safety
Don King Sonny Miller Brian L. Keaulana
POST PRODUCTION 1st Asst. Editor Apprentice Editor Sound Supervision & Design Asst. Sound Editors Dialogue Editors Sound Effects Editors
ADR Supervisor Foley Supervisor Foley Editor Foley Mixers Foley Artists
ADR Mixers Re-Recordist Supervising Sound Mixers Voice Casting by Post Services Provided by
Rolf Fleischmann Harry Yoon Bruce D. Fortune, M.P.S.E. Lance Brown Tricia Linklater Mario A. Vitale, M.P.S.E. Todd M. Harris Nancy Kyong Nugent John C. Stuver, M.P.S.E. Howard S.M. Neiman Eddie Kim Roland N. Thai M.P.S.E. Devon Curry M.P.S.E. Thom Brennan Lisa Varetakis Brian Ruberg Kyle Rochlin Gary Hecker Nancy Parker Vince Guisetti Pamela Nedd Kahn Howard London, C.A.S. David Weisberg Brian Smith Fred W. Peck III Bob Beemer Tateum Kohut Rick Kline The Reel Team Sony Pictures Studios Culver City, California
Van Coppock Bob Casale Bob Badami Kelly Curtis
Music Consultants Main Titles by Opticals by Digital Intermediate by Color Timer Negative Cutter Visual Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Producer
Kaleidoscope Films Group Pacific Title FotoKem Digital Film Services Walter Volpatto Mo Henry Gray Marshall Margaux Mackay
Visual Effects by Gray Matter FX 3D Supervisor
Matte Painter 3D Match Mover Roto Artist Paint/Roto Artist CG Artist
Dan Trezise Stuart Cripps Joey Brattesani Nancy Hyland Cesar Romero Bob Scifo Messrob Torikian Jackie Allard Amanda Finkelberg Beau Cameron
Digital Effects Producer Digital Effects Coordinator I/O Assistant Coordinator
Di Giorgiutti Christopher Almerico Billy Barnhart Jennifer Mizener
Controller/Accountant Systems Administrator
Anzhey Barantsevich Eric Jordan
Soundtrack on Geffen Records ©2005 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is the author of this film(motion picture) for the purpose of copyright and other laws. Additional footage provided by: Ira Opper Films Hal Jepsen Films KABC-TVUCLA Film and Television Archive Action Sports – Scott Dittrich Films – All Stock Ray Allen “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour” footage courtesy of Paul Brownstein Productions Archival Playboy Magazine material © 1974 by Playboy. The Bunny Costume is a trademark of Playboy Enterprises International, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Vintage Photos and Surfboard Artwork by C.R. Stecyk III Vintage Photos by Art Brewer Rolling Stone Magazine Layout and Character Portrayal Courtesy of Rolling Stone The filmmakers were inspired by original photographs from the books “F**K YOU HEROES” and “DOGTOWN – The Legend of the Z-BOYS” Special Thanks to Philaine Romero Bill Bahne & Bahne Skateboards G&S Skateboards, Larry Gordon and Debra Gordon Body Glove City of Imperial Beach BURNING FLAGS PRESS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Graphic Design by Mark Tzerelshtein Will Eliscu Published by Michael Brooke Concrete Wave Editions Illustrations and storyboards by Chris Gorak Chris Buchinsky Catherine Hardwicke Working drawings by Seth Reed Scott Herbertson J. Andre Chaintreuil Additional photos by Chris Gorak Cale Wilbanks Brian Zarate
Various imagery throughout the film and this book inspired by original photographs published in the Burning Flags Press books: “FUCK YOU HEROES”, “FUCK YOU TOO” and “DOGTOWN – The Legend of the Z -BOYS” www.BurningFlags.com BIG THANKS TO: Gary Warshaw Beanie Barnes Harry Yoon Jennifer Janes Lindy Smith Brian Spirnak Fotokem John Nicolard Walter Volpatto Jim “Red Dog” Muir & Dogtown Skates LA Times Sundance Institute Aurora Belchic Jonathan Baker
Well, thanks Catherine. I feel like I participatedâ&#x20AC;Ś in a hit and run fashion.
Adam Alfaro, Lance Mountain. Photo by Jaimie Trueblood. $19.95 US $24.95 CAN ISBN 0-9735286-3-X
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