Thrashin' (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama  |  29 August 1986 (USA)
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Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler (as Brooke McCarter Jr.)
Josh Richman ...
Brett Marx ...
David Wagner ...
Little Stevie
Sam Flood
Mark Munski ...
Gary Goodrich ...
Skate Club Announcer (as Zachary)
Skate Club Bouncer
Bus Driver
Per Welinder ...
Per - Venice Freestyler


Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.

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Nobody takes a girl from 'The Daggers' and gets away with it. See more »


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29 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corsa al massacro  »

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Did You Know?


The dagger at the LA Massacre that's lying on the ground getting his broken leg taken care by medics is pro skater Jesse Martinez. He had really broken his leg and the medics taking care of him were not actors, they were real medics. See more »


When Hook and Chrissy are in the kitchen talking, the camera changes back and forth from each of their perspectives and the earring in Hook's ear is there in one shot, missing in the next, there again in the next shot and missing again. See more »


Tommy Hook: That wild Indian picture happens to be stylin', you don't know what you're talkin' about.
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Crazy Credits

Catherine Hardwicke appears on-screen in the opening credits during her credit as Production Designer. See more »


References The Hitcher (1986) See more »


Let the Love Begin
Performed by Jimmy Demers and Carol Sue Hill
Written by Gloria Sklerov and Lenny Macaluso
Produced by Gloria Sklerov and Lenny Macaluso
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Better than Gleaming the Cube!
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think the previous comment was crazy.

Gleaming the cube is a horrible skate movie.

I know the screenplay of Thrashin wasn't any good but it was truer to skateboarding than Gleaming the Cube where a dude makes a skateboard out of steel plate! Thrashin had a ton of real skaters in it, they have the performance in the skateboarding night club by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and lots of other cool tidbits.

The Daggers were obviously made up of Alva team skaters as one of Tony's classic designs was the Alva Dagger.

I know Thrashin isn't an Oscar nominee but I give them a lot more credit than Gleaming the Cube. Thrashin tried to be truer to their skateboarding roots. Gleaming was just a way to GLEEN money from the movie goers pockets.

As far as comparing it to Powell & Peralta Bone's Brigade movies... those were skate videos and featured primarily skateboarding sequences. There weren't a lot of story lines or acting. Even The Search for Animal Chin only has a limited amount of story and is entirely focused on the skateboarding.

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