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Thrashin' (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 29 August 1986 (USA)
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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Chrissy
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Tyler (as Brooke McCarter Jr.)
Josh Richman ...
Radley
Brett Marx ...
Bozo
David Wagner ...
Little Stevie
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Sam Flood
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T.A.
Mark Munski ...
Monk
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Velvet
Gary Goodrich ...
Skate Club Announcer (as Zachary)
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Skate Club Bouncer
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Bus Driver
Per Welinder ...
Per - Venice Freestyler
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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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Nobody takes a girl from 'The Daggers' and gets away with it. See more »

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Action | Drama

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29 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Corsa al massacro  »

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Paul Brown: When the Ramp Locals first get out of their car he can be seen walking with a blue backpack. See more »

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Boom mic visible during the love scene between Corey and Chrissy. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Hook: That wild Indian picture happens to be stylin', you don't know what you're talkin' about.
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Catherine Hardwicke appears on-screen in the opening credits during her credit as Production Designer. See more »

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References A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) See more »

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Couldn't Care More
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals (as The Fine Young Cannibals)
Written by David Steele and Roland Gift
Courtesy of IRS Records
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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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