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Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 7 April 2006 (USA)
The rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the young man who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence in the 1980s. The inventive skater and businessman was ... See full summary »

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Cesario Montaño (as Cesario 'Block' Montano)

Writer:

Peter Alton
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Credited cast:
Dennis Hopper ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Adams ... Himself - Zephyr Team
Salman Agah Salman Agah ... Himself - Pro Skater
Micke Alba Micke Alba ... Himself
Tony Alva ... Himself - Zephyr Team
David Arquette ... Himself
Rick Blackhart Rick Blackhart ... Himself - Independent Trucks (archive footage)
Neil Blender Neil Blender ... Himself - Pro Skater (archive footage)
Myles Breiner Myles Breiner ... Himself - Lawyer
Eric 'Tuma' Britton Eric 'Tuma' Britton ... Himself - Pro Skater
Bob Burnquist ... Himself - Pro Skater (as Bob Bernquist)
Steve Caballero ... Himself - Pro Skater (archive footage)
Kareem Campbell Kareem Campbell ... Himself
Don Cassel Don Cassel ... Himself
Barrett Deck Barrett Deck ... Himself - Artist (as Barrett 'Chicken' Deck)
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The rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the young man who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence in the 1980s. The inventive skater and businessman was incarcerated in 2000 for trafficking controlled substances across state lines, and since his parole in 2004, the Born-Again Christian has dedicated his life to being a good father and positive influence on the sport. Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Features Thrashin' (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Take It To The Maxx
Performed by Hello Stranger
Written by Juliette Commagere & Jared Smith
Courtesy of Half Mexican Music ASCAP & Privy Seal ASCAP
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Excellent Film
10 April 2006 | by staceyedwards0See all my reviews

I saw the premier of this movie opening night of the Malibu Film Festival. I went to the screening with no expectations and left completely impressed and moved by the documentary. This film takes you through the skateboarding era unlike any other. The story is about fame and fortune, friendships, and the ups and downs in life. It is set in Southern California and is told through the eyes of Christian and how close friends and the public perceived him. Furthermore, the documentary was well shot and edited with a great score throughout. You will be educated, entertained, and you will laugh and cry. While watching this film, you will feel like you personally know Christian. I highly recommend it.


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