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

Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi

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The rock star of the 1980s skateboard scene recalls his stratospheric rise to the top, and his thunderous fall back to earth, in a gritty documentary that explores the compelling career of vertical air-grabber Christian Hosoi. A charismatic skater whose moves could rival Tony Hawk and whose playful persona drove the crowds wild, Hosoi made an indelible mark on the world of skateboarding with such flamboyant trademark stunts as the "Christ Air" before losing it all in a self-destructive cycle of crystal meth and dangerous living. Though Hosoi would eventually land a prison sentence for drug smuggling, he would subsequently find the strength to turn his life around within the empowering pages of the Good Book. Now fans can finally separate fact from fiction as a variety of family and friends including Tony Alva, Jason Lee, Lance Mountain, and Tony Hawk all offer their own unique perspective on the life and career of a living legend.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Peter Alton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 14, 2006
Runtime:
QD3 Entertainment

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Dennis Hopper
as Narrator
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Christian Hosoi could have been bigger than Tony Hawk. This movie documents this skaters rise to fame, life at the top, and eventual plummet into methamphetamine addiction... and his then rebirth. Similar to the movie 'Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator", but with a more happy ending. The first half of the movie is completely captivating, but as he descends into addiction it gets harder to watch. Great movie for fans of skateboarding or good documentaries.

Outstanding documentary about the life of skateboard legend Christian Hosoi from his early elbow rubbing with Dogtown legends to his turbulent downward spiral into drugs and eventually prison and the road back through his own ministry. Interviews with the skaters and actors who idolized him and a first rate narration by screen legend Dennis Hopper made this a favorite film of mine. In Southern California at that time, you were literally divided into two camps- Hawk or Hosoi and I was definitely Hosoi. Great film for fans and non-fans alike.

wolverineland
Curtis Reynolds
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Wonderful documentary about a legendary skateboarder who got so far caught up with the drugs and partying of the 80's and 90's that he ended up paying for it..But then he changed for the better. Anyone can take a good lesson from this show. WOW The 80's/90's were fun!

Amerah00
Amber A

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