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Thunder Alley (1985)

R | | Drama, Music | 1 August 1985 (USA)
A group of friends start a rock band, but as they start their rise in the music world, they get mixed up with drugs.


J.S. Cardone


J.S. Cardone


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Wilson ... Richie
Jill Schoelen ... Beth
Scott McGinnis ... Donnie
Cindy Eilbacher ... Lorraine (as Cynthia Eilbacher)
Clancy Brown ... Weasel
Leif Garrett ... Skip
Phil Brock ... Butch
Brian Cole ... Wolf
Bert Kramer Bert Kramer ... Richie's Father
Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg ... Richie's Mother (as Elizabeth Huddle)
John A. Dragon John A. Dragon ... Brad
Randy Polk Randy Polk ... Fatman
Carol Kottenbrook ... Candy
Melanie Kinnaman ... Star
Don Saffer 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Music


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Release Date:

1 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O keravnos tou rock See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Did You Know?


All guitar playing in the movie is done by Scott Shelly session guitar player and teacher. One of his most prominent students was a young Randy Rhoads. See more »


Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »


Do You Feel Alright
Written by Gary West and Van McLain
Sung by Leif Garrett and Phil Brock
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I finally found it!!!!
2 September 2007 | by royg01See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the 80's late night. I was mesmerized by the story line. Why?? I was in a band in the 60's and early 70's and the personality conflicts and drug experienced were so much like we experienced. I only saw it once and expected to see it on TV again. But never did. I was confused and thought that the movie was called "Thunder Road". And just today (2007), I tried "Thunder Alley" and I found it.

I really can't comment details about it, because it was so long ago. But what I remembered in the ONE time I saw it was that it seemed so accurate to what I experienced.

Wow, it would be so great to find this movie on DVD. I'd want to add it to my private collection.

All I can say is... If you were ever in a band and you can find it to watch it, do so. You'll love the movie.

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