10 user 20 critic

All This Mayhem (2014)

1:54 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »


3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

Director: Stacy Peralta
Stars: Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Fred Durst
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Stars: Felix Arguelles, Steve Berra, Chris Cole
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Shot over the course of a year in San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and China, Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story is the story of a man that earned his place as an innovator, motivator ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Stars: Tom Asta, Edmund Bacon, Chris Cole
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.

Director: Helen Stickler
Stars: Mark 'Gator' Rogowski, Stacy Peralta, Tony Hawk
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Skatopia is an Appalachian farm where hardcore skating, punk rock and hillbilly culture collide in one anarchistic, unique community. Mad-Max style demolition derbies and spontaneous car ... See full summary »

Directors: Laurie House, Colin Powers
Stars: Brewce Martin
Jisoe (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A year in the life of troubled Australian graffiti artist Justin Hughes.

Director: Eddie Martin
Stars: Justin Hughes


Credited cast:
Tas Pappas ...
Tas Pappas
Ben Pappas ...
Ben Pappas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Caudill ...
Lance Conklin ...
Dom Kekich ...
Henry Sanchez ...
Himself (archive footage)
Greg Stewart ...
William Weiss ...


All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas' intense bond and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a spiraling world of self-destruction. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »


Official Sites:




Release Date:

5 June 2014 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

The Pappas Brothers  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


The movie uses the song "Simple Assembly" from the Sims 3 soundtrack by Steve Jablonsky in its soundtrack. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

An absorbing and moving doco. A must watch!
7 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As they say, truth is much stranger than fiction and coinciding with that perfectly, truth is often far more interesting than fiction which in the case of this fantastic documentary is absolutely the case. For those like myself who knew very little about the skateboarding scene in the early 90's and in particular the often unbelievable story of Australian siblings the Pappas brothers. Eddie Martin's informative and well-crafted documentary will take you on an unforgettable journey to the highest highs (sometimes quite literally) and the lowest lows of an equally inspiring and tragic tale set around the world of competitive skateboarding.

All This Mayhem is a film that allows those of us who may not care for skateboarding to not only get sucked into the world of half pipes, vert ramps and 900's but to care for the those inhabiting it. Filled to the brim with homemade and professional stock footage director Martin does a wonderful job of moulding in clips between talking heads, radio interviews and news broadcasts to create a cohesive and unbiased look into the life and times of the Pappas brothers, two bogan (recommend you look this word up on google) brothers from the rough suburbs of Melbourne who not only dreamed big but achieved big in a journey that must be witnessed to be believed.

Tas and Ben Pappas are what you'd call the quintessential red blooded Aussie, bull-headed, at times arrogant, fierce competitors and against all odds completely likable. There the type of characters that despite there penitence for a rough as guts exterior, you know deep down there the type of people that would have your back no matter what the odds. The brother's rise through the ranks of the skateboarding world (right through to their dealings with the snobbish sell out that seems to be Tony Hawk) is something utterly unique and compelling and the brothers remain throughout, figures you can't help but be glued to. Martin has compiled at once a great mix of friends, past associates and film clips to create a world that at times feels like a narrative feature not a documentary and it's a credit to the filmmaker's talent that he can draw such true emotion from an undeniably affecting tale.

What transpires throughout All This Mayhem can be described as an emotional roller-coaster full of ups and downs and expect to be moved to tears by elements of this real life tale, a tale that against all odds acts as a cautionary tale of what the fall from great heights can look like. An at times joyous and fun ride but also an equally moving and compassionate one, come the final heartbreaking statement from Tas Pappas you'll be well aware that All This Mayhem is not only one of if not the year's best documentaries but one of the year's best films period. Get your skates on and track down a copy today!

4 and a half awkward Hey Hey It's Saturday appearances out of 5

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Brilliant gregjordan38
Tony Hawk = Shaun White spazzboy86
Telling off Hawk jonnnk
The Sims themagichat
NETFLIX dreamteamelite123
What is the tune at around 30.00? jonbish-26284
Discuss All This Mayhem (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: