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Thunder Alley (1985)

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A group of friends start a rock band, but as they start their rise in the music world, they get mixed up with drugs.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Wilson ...
Cindy Eilbacher ...
Lorraine (as Cynthia Eilbacher)
Brian Cole ...
Bert Kramer ...
Richie's Father
Elizabeth Huddle ...
Richie's Mother
John A. Dragon ...
Randy Polk ...
Carol Kottenbrook ...
Melanie Kinnaman ...
Don Saffer


A group of friends start a rock band, but as they start their rise in the music world, they get mixed up with drugs.

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Rock 'n' Roll . . . It's a long way to the top.




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1 August 1985 (USA)  »

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O keravnos tou rock  »

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Tuson can Rock with the best of them...
2 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THUNDER ALLEY Rated PG13 Copyright: 1985 Golan Globus Films Filmed in Arizona

******** The Characters *********

1. Ritchie - Guitar prodigy who joins his friends band as the lead guitarist & songwriter. Reunites with his band mates for one last chance at the big time.

2. Donnie - (IT's Scott McGinnis) Keyboardist of the band Magic & Ritchie's best friend. Gets Ritchie to join Magic. Bites it by drug overdose.

3. Beth - Ritchie's sweet girlfriend. Tries to be supportive of Ritchie even after he cheats on her with Star.

4. Lorraine - Donnie's girlfriend. Works at the local Ice Cream stand and has boobies as big as Nortons!! Takes Donnie's death hard.

5. Wessel - Band road manager that works for the Fatman. Takes Ritchie under his wing to make him a star.

6. Skip - (IT's Leif Garret!)Lead singer of the band Magic. Leaves the band only to reunite with them later at the Rainbow Festival.

7. Wolf - Base player for the band Magic.

8. Butch - Drummer for the band Magic.

9. Fatman - Local music promoter out to screw with Magic. Gets the band to fight within themselves. His car gets trashed by Ritchie.

10. Star - Blond groupie chick that gets Donnie hooked on Drugs. Gets her ass kicked by Ritchie after she tries to get Ritchie to try the drugs. "Big Nudity Scene"

11. Candy - Random Booby shot in the swimming pool.

12. Surgical Steel - Rival local heavy metal band within the Tuson Arizona music scene.

******** What you may learn form watching this film ********

1. Music Promoters are all assholes & out for themselves.

2. Leif Garret can actually perform real music besides bubble gum.

3. Scott McGinnis did get out of the closet after Lt. Uhura locked him in during Star Trek / The Search for Spock.

4. Good girls fathers are all town drunks.

5. Ice Cream makes a girls Boobies grow bigger.

6. Heavy Metal was the choice music in Arizona in the 80's.

7. Golan/Globus made other films besides Missing in Action.

8. Never play at Buffalo Bills night club. He'll try to screw you every time when it comes time to pay you...

******** Personal Commentary ********

Now I know I'm most likely going to be bias to this film. This is my favorite film of all time. During my years as a musician I seen many films that showed the life of a musician but rarely found one that was somewhat accurate about the whole industry.

This film does just that.. It's that damn good... The acting can be better but the story is deep. I really can't trash this film. It has some sentimentality with me.

It defiantly is a keeper & wish to God they would release it on DVD soon... I own it on video and it's an original copy. It makes me feel all fuzzy inside... hehehe...

Anywho.... I give this film..... 10 moooss.... If you can rent it.. watch it... trust me on this one...

That's my story & I'm sticking to it...


"For GODs sake, let the Moobster dance!" quote: N. Fisher

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