The L.A. Boys

2016 • 71 minutes
12 reviews
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In 1989, street skating became a major force within skateboarding and was poised to usurp the ramp, pool, and skatepark disciplines that preceded it. Enter Gabriel Rodriguez, Paulo Diaz, Rudy Johnson and Guy Mariano; four teenage friends from Los Angeles, who through a chance encounter with "Bones Brigade" mastermind Stacy Peralta, went from unknowns to some of the most influential street skaters of all time. The L.A. Boys is a firsthand account of the events that led to their fateful meeting with Stacy and the subsequent ground breaking video segment they would create together for the 1989 Powell Peralta classic, “Ban This”. Filled with incredible, never before seen archival footage as well as cameos and anecdotes from some of skateboarding’s most beloved figures, The L.A. Boys is a touching look back at a pivotal moment in skateboarding history.

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12 reviews
David Hopkin
January 23, 2017
As someone who was skateboarding a lot back in the 80's, and still does occasionally, The L.A. Boys is a superb trip down memory lane. I loved Ban This when it came out, and this documentary is an excellent window into understanding more about how, specifically, these four guys came about (seemingly out of thin air at the time.) Guy Mariano is still one of my favourite skaters of all time, and The L.A. Boys is a truly worthy of your time. Well done to all involved!
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Marissa Steacy
February 15, 2017
Marissa Stacy and the other hand and the rest of the cops are the best of the year and I will have the same thing with the new one of my friends list
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