Watch: Full Trailer for Inner City Dirt Bike Gang Doc '12 O'Clock Boys'

August 7, 2013
Source: Deadline

12 O'Clock Boys

"The Wire with wheelies." Perfect quote to start from this trailer. Oscilloscope Labs has released the trailer for Lotfy Nathan's 12 O'Clock Boys documentary, following the 12 O'Clock Boys inner city dirt bike gang from Baltimore. We first wrote about this project as a Kickstart This in February, and the doc premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March. It also took home the Hot Docs HBO Emerging Artist Award this summer. Now we have a full trailer to lead up to its release and I have to say, this looks fantastic. So many perfect quotes, so much awesome footage, this is how you sell an indie doc. Take a look - you might get hooked, too.

Watch the official trailer for Lotfy Nathan's doc 12 O'Clock Boys, originally from Deadline:

The 12 O'Clock Boys are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore. Converging in groups and invading the streets, they dangerously–yet magnificently–make their presence known as they pop wheelies and weave in and out of traffic at excessive speeds, all the while taunting the police who must obey a self-imposed "no chase" rule for fear of endangering the public. Nathan frames the years-in-the-making narrative through the eyes of the adolescent Pug – a kid from the Westside eager to join the 12 O'Clock Boys' ranks. Pug reveres the Boys' every move, and Nathan follows this young man through some of the most pivotal years of his life, providing a compelling and intimate personal story within the broader depiction of the wild, dynamic world of the 12 O'Clock Boys. Oscilloscope Labs will release Lotfy Nathan's 12 O'Clock Boys starting in early 2014.

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Will definitely watch it, looks pretty interesting.

Carpola on Aug 7, 2013


This looks great, can't wait to see it

heisenberg on Aug 7, 2013



ali3000 on Aug 7, 2013


This guys are amateurs, this is how you do it:

David Banner on Aug 8, 2013


So glad I don't live in Baltimore...

zey on Aug 8, 2013


Just a party all the time there!

Carpola on Aug 8, 2013


lol - no.

avconsumer2 on Aug 8, 2013


As a doc it looks interesting but I feel sorry and have no respect for that kind of gang culture.

David Diaz on Aug 8, 2013


How is that gang culture? It's simply kids riding dirt bikes without access to the environment where it's legal for them to ride them.

............. on Aug 8, 2013


How is it gang culture? Well, the first line of the write up says the documentary follows "the 12 O'Clock Boys inner city dirt bike gang from Baltimore" It clearly says gang. It's also pretty apparent by their lack of respect towards the police and public safety in general. They are pretty much a "biker" gang without the leather and mustaches. One of the tags was even "The Wire with wheelies" or something which, if you have seen it, is all about gangs in Baltimore.

David Diaz on Aug 8, 2013


Well David I believe you're confusing the word gang with "gang culture". A couple of people can be a gang, but this about wayward youth not violent criminals. Like I said before it's about setting. If these kids were in the suburbs of Arizona they'd be preparing for the X Games, but because it's extremely dangerous for these kids to operate these machines in the close quarters of the inner city its understandably outlawed. Sorry to correct you but The Wire was about drug trafficking and corrupt city officials. I fail to believe this will have the same subject matter.

............. on Aug 9, 2013


Well Anonymous, I'm not confusing anything, you are just splitting hairs now between gang culture vs. just a gang. When I said gang culture I was speaking of gangs in general. No matter how you cut it, these guys are a gang, whether or not they are violent (which in the trailer it shows that people have been hurt by their antics) or participate in drug trafficking (which remains to be seen). And I'm sure there are areas in which to dirt bike and ATV within a reasonable drive of Baltimore. They don't have to be doing it in the middle of a city, endangering motorists and pedestrians, disrespecting the police, and creating a poor example for the youth of the area. And I know what the Wire was about, it's one of my favorite television series ever. I only mentioned the show because the trailer itself did. I'm sorry I didn't include a complete enough synopsis of the show for you and simply broke it down to gangs in Baltimore.

David Diaz on Aug 9, 2013


Are you fucking kidding me? They show footage of idiots kicking, fleeing and cursing at cops. By the dozen. If that ain't gang culture, I don't know what is. I guess you're the kind of idiot that answers spoof emails asking you're credit card number to redeem a 237 Million$ jackpot in Zimbabwe........dummy

TheRagingCajun on Aug 8, 2013


I think you missed my point Remy. I'm merely saying you don't see them brandishing guns, knives, or drugs. But I guess you're right everyone that runs from the cops is a "gangsta".

............. on Aug 9, 2013


Never thought I'd wanna see a film about dirt biking but I'm definitely sold on this!

The_New_leconfidant on Aug 8, 2013


who the hell cares!!!

Cletis on Aug 8, 2013


Nice. A movie inviting the whole damn country to join these stupid mothafuckas on some bikes, disrupting morning traffic and shit, being on wellfare, fucking up the whole economy EVEN MORE than it already is. Fucking gangs, the real cancer of the Streets.

TheRagingCajun on Aug 8, 2013


More on Fox News at 11

Lebowski on Aug 9, 2013

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