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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.

Director:

David Winters

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Brolin ... Corey Webster
Robert Rusler ... Tommy Hook
Pamela Gidley ... Chrissy
Brooke McCarter ... Tyler (as Brooke McCarter Jr.)
Josh Richman Josh Richman ... Radley
Brett Marx Brett Marx ... Bozo
David Wagner David Wagner ... Little Stevie
Chuck McCann ... Sam Flood
Tony Alva ... T.A.
Mark Munski Mark Munski ... Monk
Sherilyn Fenn ... Velvet
Gary Goodrich Gary Goodrich ... Skate Club Announcer (as Zachary)
Rocky Giordani ... Skate Club Bouncer
Steve Whittaker ... Bus Driver
Per Welinder Per Welinder ... Per - Venice Freestyler
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

It's not a kid's game anymore. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

In one scene there's a picture of a skull missing an eye pinned on the wall. This is a reference to Josh Brolin's previous film The Goonies. See more »

Goofs

While skating through Hollywood Blvd., Radster is riding regular stance in shots where you can only see his legs. He rides goofy foot in scenes where you can see his whole body. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

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 fittsySee 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1986 (USA) See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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