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Thrashin' (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Romance | 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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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
Steve Whittaker ...
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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Release Date:

29 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corsa al massacro  »

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Did You Know?


The pool skater with the red shirt and striped shorts is pro skater Lance Mountain. See more »


When Hook is playing air guitar Velvet is barefoot. But when she leaves the room to talk to Chrissy it sounds like she is wearing some form of footwear. 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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Catherine Hardwicke appears on-screen in the opening credits during her credit as Production Designer. 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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Run for your lives!!!
4 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

For the love of me, I can't figure out why this movie is so popular. I mean sure, the skateboarding craze attracts a lot of young folks, and probably a bunch of 80s fans are drawn to this laid back teen film, but honestly, what is the real attraction behind it?

Thrashin' is an 80s skateboarding flick starring those super dudes, Josh Brolin and Robert Russler, among others. Brolin plays a skater from the valley who's going to race a pretty tough downhill competition. The movie plays out, like too many before it (and so many after it) as a sports cliche and romeo/juliet love story. A rival skate gang, lead by Russler, hates kids from the Valley. But Brolin sure likes the leader's sister. And they'd make a fine couple if only she didn't have to hide him from her brother who doesn't want anyone associating with those kids from the Valley.

The story is far too played out to enjoy from the beginning. But that's never stopped the enjoyability factor of some movies so long as there are other appreciable qualities. The actors, the action, the music, whatever. But this movie hardly has even that. First off, the filming work is pretty shoddy. You have an awful lot of mistakes going on. But fine, so what, right? But to top that off, you have a terribly trite story line with the corniest dialogue.

Even the skating isn't all that great to watch, at least not when compared to other competing skate movies of the decade with the most noteable being Gleaming the Cube. It's nothing more than a hollywood cash-in on the sport.

I suppose the only bonus here is an appearance at the club by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Other than that, I'd say shelve this crappy movie. If skating movies are what suits your tastes, try the aforemention Gleaming the Cube, or try any number of the old Bones Brigade/Powell Peralta skate-movie spots such as The Search for Animal Chin, Ban This, and others. They're funny. They're good times. They're better than Trashin'.

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