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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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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)


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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Way Better than Gator's film!
28 January 2008 | by kinghessierSee all my reviews

This film was way better than Gator's film in that Hosoi was much more likable, in addition to it accurately portraying the changing climates from Vert skating to street skating styles and the wake it left behind. It was great to hear about the rivalry between Hosoi and Hawk and then to compare the current situations of both skaters. I was in middle school when Hosoi was at the heights of his success and this film brought back lots of great memories. The soundtrack is perfect and the stories are really entertaining. It was easy to not like Gator because of his attitude, but like Hawk said in this film, Christian was never cocky or arrogant, rather, he was someone who loved to skate and lived more in the few years when he was at the peak of his stardom than most of us will in entire lifetimes. In the 80's/90's I wasn't a Hosoi fan (I was more a Natas fanatic), but now I have more respect for Hosoi than ever before.

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