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Doc ‘Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off’ to Debut April 5 on HBO and HBO Max

The HBO Original documentary film Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off will debut April 5 on HBO and HBO Max.

Directed by Sam Jones and executive produced by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass and Mel Eslyn (HBO’s “The Lady and The Dale” and “Somebody Somewhere”), the film is an all-encompassing look at the skateboarder’s life, career and relationship with the sport with which he’s been synonymous for decades. A pioneer of modern vertical skating who is still pushing his limits at the age of 53, Hawk remains one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.
 
Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, the film chronicles Hawk’s meteoric rise from awkward teen outsider in the radical sport of the 1980s — where his father’s efforts to standardize and regulate the nascent competitions complicated his early success and relationships — to multiple X Games gold medalist, trick innovator, entrepreneur, and 12-time National Skateboard Association world champion. While the film celebrates Hawk’s single-minded pursuit of his passion, his relentless, and ultimately successful drive to master the elusive “900” and his refusal to bend to the reality of middle age, it also reveals the perils of fame and notoriety and the constant threat to his physical well-being. 

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The film features interviews with Hawk; filmmaker/skateboard pioneer Stacy Peralta; and professional skateboarders Rodney Mullen, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Neil Blender, Andy MacDonald, Duane Peters, Sean Mortimer, Christian Hosoi and others.
 
The soundtrack includes the sounds of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, including tracks by The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Echo and The Bunnymen, Joy Division, Pavement, Oingo Boingo, The Replacements, XTC and New Order.

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