Wassup Rockers

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Wassup Rockers
Poster of the movie Wassup rockers.jpg
Directed by Larry Clark
Produced by Larry Clark
Kevin Turen
Henry Winterstern
Written by Larry Clark
Matthew Frost
Starring Jonathan Velasquez
Francisco Pedrasa
Milton Velasquez
Yunior Usualdo Panameno
Eddie Velasquez
Luis Rojas-Salgado
Carlos Velasco
Cinematography Steve Gainer
Edited by Alex Blatt
Release date
  • September 12, 2005 (2005-09-12) (Toronto Film Festival)
  • June 23, 2006 (2006-06-23) (United States)
Running time
111 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $634,074[1]

Wassup Rockers is a 2005 film directed by Larry Clark.


Wassup Rockers is about a group of Guatemalan American and Salvadoran American teenagers in South Los Angeles who, instead of conforming to the hip hop culture of their gang-infested neighborhood, wear tight pants, listen to punk rock, and ride skateboards. Avoiding the violence of their dangerous home turf is an everyday challenge. Janice Dickinson makes an appearance in the film as a rich alcoholic divorcee whose Spanish-speaking maid help Los Rockers & fashion designer Jeremy Scott appears as a photographer.

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Film critic Roger Ebert gave Wassup Rockers a "thumbs up" rating on the June 25, 2006 broadcast of the television show Ebert & Roeper. But his co-host, Richard Roeper, gave the movie a "thumbs (way) down", emphasizing Larry Clark's apparent fascination with shirtless, adolescent males. Roeper argued, "When a colleague told me I was about to see a new film from Larry Clark, the director of Bully and Kids, I said, 'I wonder how many scenes will pass before we get shirtless teenage boys?' That's one of Clark's rather disturbing obsessions."

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