This film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke
and written by the ex-professional skateboarder
It’s based on real events in the story of the Z-Boys, an influential
Californian skateboard team winners of several world
championships during the 70s.
The main characters are:
Stacy Peralta (John Robinson)
Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk)
Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch).
In the early 70s, in Venice,
California, a group of young skaters
enjoyed skating on the streets and
surfing the Pacific Ocean Park.
Skip Engblom, the owner of a surf
shop, offered to sponsor the guys and
get more money for the store. The
new group is called “Zephyr Team”.
They get remarkable success in local
competitions. Each one got offers from
different sponsors and then, split up.
The boys, each already
made their way, met again by the
news of the serious illness of Sid,
one of the guys from the old team
of Zephyr and friend of the three.
Sid eventually died by his
I really enjoyed the movie. It’s funny, and the story is great.
By: Leila Fernandez