Dogtown (1998)



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A failed actor discovers how little it takes to be a V.I.P. in a small town -- and what can happen when you abuse that small amount of fame -- in this independent drama. Philip Van Horn (Trevor St. John) left his tiny hometown of Cuba, Missouri, to move to Hollywood, with big dreams of making it as an actor. Thirteen years later, Philip has nothing but a handful of walk-ons and bit parts to show for his ambitions, and he returns to Cuba to visit his mother Rose (Karen Black) feeling like a … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: George Hickenlooper
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On DVD: Jan 22, 2002


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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
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George Hickenlooper's "Dogtown" rests in the long, lean shadow of Peter Bogdanovich's classic "Last Picture Show."

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for Dogtown

Not a bad movie. Jon Favreau was the best actor, followed by Mary Stuart Masterson. Not a very happy picture though. I like the score by Steve Stevens; sounds like a cross between Neil Young and Sheryl Crow, in places. Sheryl Crow is from Missouri.

Jim Brosnan

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