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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)

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When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

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Stacy Peralta

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Alva ... Himself
Steve Caballero ... Himself
Fred Durst ... Himself
Shepard Fairey ... Himself
Alan Ollie Gelfand Alan Ollie Gelfand ... Himself
Tommy Guerrero Tommy Guerrero ... Himself
Ben Harper ... Himself
Tony Hawk ... Himself
Christian Hosoi Christian Hosoi ... Himself
Mike McGill Mike McGill ... Himself
Lance Mountain Lance Mountain ... Himself
Rodney Mullen Rodney Mullen ... Himself
Steve Olson Steve Olson ... Himself
Stacy Peralta ... Himself
George Powell George Powell ... Himself
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When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

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Documentary | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bones Brigade: Автобиография See more »

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Rodney Mullen: I think anyone who has had any degree of fame becomes very sensitive to - pelting you with praise. And too much of it can have the weight of a tombstone. Stacy Peralta never did that. It... it was... See, fires are combustible - not because of the gas, but because of the vapors. And his laugh was quite like those vapors.
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Extremely compelling. Ties EVERYTHING together in the world of skateboarding
14 April 2013 | by dougzuckermanSee all my reviews

I grew up in the 80s worshiping some of the pro skaters like Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, and Christian Hosoi. To finally have a documentary that chronicles the entire progression of skateboarding in the late 70s and through the 80s is something that has been missing up until now. I cannot tell you how compelling this documentary is. It's inspirational, touching, educational, and just downright interesting. For anyone who like skateboarding, this is a must-see. For anyone who's even mildly curious about the history of skateboarding, I would highly recommend watching this.

The documentary focuses on Rodney Mullen, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, and Lance Mountain, along with their Bones Brigade coach/mentor/father-figure, Stacey Peralta. It chronicles the evolution of skateboarding in the late 70s and through the 80s, the development of tricks such as the ollie, the caballerial, the mctwist, the general climate and lack of acceptance of skateboarding, the transition from pool skating to other types of vert and street skating, the personal struggles some of the Bones Brigade team members went through, and the inspirational triumphs this group of young teens experienced in the 80s.


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