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STOKED tells the story of 80s skateboarding icon and convicted killer Mark "Gator" Rogowski. Spanning a decade from the early 80s to early 90s, STOKED is the fascinating character study of a young man's development, couched within the social and historical framework of skateboarding's biggest era. STOKED takes a trip to the 'in-your-face' era of 80s youth pop culture, exploring the mechanism of fame and its darker consequences in one man. A thoughtful and energetic look back at the apex of punk rock, neon jams, and the early days of MTV, the archival documentary follows skateboarding from its grass roots in Southern California backyards to an international phenomenon. Featuring skateboarding legends such as Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, and testimony from Mark "Gator" Rogowski from behind bars, STOKED dramatically reveals for the first time the factors leading to a hero's tragic fall from grace, and the unyielding spirit that allows skateboarding to ...Written by
This movie was ok, but if you weren't part of what was going on back in the mid 80's, then you probably won't have any interest in it? I lived in Del Mar and worked at DelMar Skatepark, where a lot of it was filmed. I knew some of the people that are in this movie, so for me it was a trip down Memory lane.
I do not think this was a great documentry, I just think it was interesting for anyone who grew up and skated in the 1980's.
It was sad to see the decline of Gator, and for some reason I understood the isolation and desire to re-attain the spotlight, mostly because some of these guys were friends, and I saw what happened to them when the light faded.
See this movie if you want to know part of the History of what Skateboarding really is and was, and if you want to know what can happen to you if you start to believe other peoples versions of who and what you are ~!
Don't see this is your looking for some ollie kick flip "XGAME" pretense marketing idea movie!
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