Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator

Director: Helen Stickler Cast: Gator Rogowski, Tony Hawk, Jason Jessee

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As a teenager growing up in the mid-'70s, Mark "Gator" Rogowski became a passionate skateboarder. With time, he became quite good on a deck and, by the early '80s, his skills on the vertical ramp, combined with his cocky charm and surfer-dude good looks, helped to make him one of the top professionals on the skating circuit. Between endorsement deals and performance fees, he was earning more than a hundred-thousand dollars per year by the time he was 18. Not surprisingly, Rogowski soon found himself living a fast-lane lifestyle, partying all night, and dating supermodels. But when the popularity of ramp skating fell in favor of street skating, Gator found his career going into a skid. Over several years, he struggled to get his demons under control, trying, with no real success, to reinvent himself and regain his place in the public eye. In 1991, the bottom finally fell out of Rogowski's life: At the age of 24, he found himself behind bars, confessing to rape and murder charges . Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator is a documentary which chronicles Rogowski's personal successes and private failures. The film includes interviews with fellow skating legends Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, and Jason Jessee.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/2004
UPC: 0031398112549
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:21:00

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Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Helen did a gerat job. Capturing the 80s, the people, and the music. It was great to see Tony, Cabellero, Hosoi, and Mountain again. Even though it had a tragic end it was told well. Thank You