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Actors: Rory Cochrane, David Shackelford, Trevor St. John, Price Carson, Karen Black
Director: George Hickenlooper
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
UR     2002     1hr 39min

Studio: Vanguard Cinema Release Date: 07/27/2004 Rating: Nr

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Actors: Rory Cochrane, David Shackelford, Trevor St. John, Price Carson, Karen Black
Director: George Hickenlooper
Creators: Bradford L. Schlei, George Hickenlooper, Donald Zuckerman, Fuller French, H. Ben Morgenthau, Heidi Levitt, John Perretti
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Love & Romance
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/22/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

WOW -- very powerful
Russ Badger | Seattle, WA | 12/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie started off a little slow, but once I got into it, the film blew me away. A very powerful love story about people struggling in a small Missouri town. The performance are incredible and Mary Stuart Masterson should have won an Oscar for her role in this. How come this film was never in theaters? What a crime. Definitely check this one out. It'll have you crying in the end."
Don't Waste Your Time
C. CRADDOCK | 05/15/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Another reviewer stated this is "a midwesterner's view of the midwest...". That's crap.... As someone from Missouri and who's been to Cuba this movie is about as real (and insulting) if they had done Boyz in the Hood with middle aged white guys in blackface. I don't know if this is "Hollywood's View of the midwest," or if the director and writer just happen to have head injuries."
Dogtown Style
C. CRADDOCK | Bakersfield | 01/12/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Dogtown is a tail of two cities, as befits a shaggy dog story. It is Small Town USA vs. Hollywood--except it is the IDEA of Hollywood they are fighting, while Philip Van Horn (Trevor St. John) has seen it up close and knows that it is a dirty little city. Though he went there and failed to become a big star with a star on Hollywood Boulevard and his footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater, to the people who have never left Cuba (AKA Dogtown, a small southern town, not the country) he is seen as the guy who escaped, who got out of Dodge--I mean Dogtown--and returned a big star.

Nothing could be further from the truth, but whenever he tries to claim otherwise, they just won't listen. Bad teeth and bad luck have taken their toll on the townsfolk, especially Curtis Lasky (Rory Cochrane) and Ezra Good (Jon Favreau); and to them he might as well be a Hollywood Star. Ezra, or E.Z., ironically, is especially resentful when it comes to the affections of Dorothy Sternen (Mary Stuart Masterson). There is going to be a showdown between E.Z. and Philip, and it will not be pretty.

Rory and Jon really uglied up for this role. Hard to believe that Favreau was only a year out from making Swingers. He is tough, bitter, and not concerned with making the audience like his character. Rory's Curtis is broken and beaten down, but he still harbors dreams of a better life. You almost feel sorry for the two, Curtis more so than E.Z., stuck in a small Dogtown where dreams go to die.

Mary Stuart Masterson is a master of playing mentally damaged women, like Joon in Benny & Joon. Her portrayal of Dorothy Sternen in Dogtown was more successful than her turn as Joon because it had the gritty backdrop of reality while Benny & Joon wavered between tragedy and screwball comedy. Here any redemption she gathers is earned, the hard way, and the audience is not cheated with a fake Hollywood feel good happy sappy ending. Philip has carried a torch for her since they met in the first grade, but his idealized vision of her doesn't include the loneliness and suicidal depression that haunts her.

Contributing to the gloomy atmosphere is Rose Van Horn (Karen Black), Philip's mother, who has had a hard life, and seeks salvation singing with a rock band that practices in their living room early in the morning. She does some of her worst singing since Rayette Dipesto obsessed over Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man" in Five Easy Pieces.

This was the final film of Harold Russell, who won 2 Oscars for his role in the 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives. While training paratroopers some TNT exploded and he lost both hands. He won the Oscars for best supporting actor and received an honorary Oscar for being an inspiration for disabled war veterans throughout the U.S. No other actor has ever earned two Oscars for the same role, or had such a non prolific career. He was in only 4 films in a career that spanned 50 years. He really stood out in Dogtown. He had a tremendous stage presence that was totally authentic. He seemed like a real person, not an actor, and brought a heightened sense of reality to the whole drama. Blessed William was a blessing on the whole Dogtown production.


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