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The Search for Animal Chin (1987)

The Bones Brigade travels around California, Nevada, and Hawaii to different skate spots in search of a wisened old man, Won Ton "Animal" Chin. The movie is of the old-school nomadic, ... See full summary »

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Stacy Peralta

Writer:

John Smythe
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Credited cast:
Steve Caballero ... Himself
Skip Engblom Skip Engblom ... Himself / Bouncer
Rob Roy Fitzgerald ... Johnny Rad
Gerrit Graham ... Skateboard Manufacturer
Tommy Guerrero Tommy Guerrero ... Himself
Tony Hawk ... Himself
Mike McGill Mike McGill ... Himself
Michelle Merker Michelle Merker ... News Anchor
Lance Mountain Lance Mountain ... Himself
Rodney Mullen Rodney Mullen ... Himself
Jim Thiebaud Jim Thiebaud ... Himself
Ray Underhill Ray Underhill ... Himself
Mike Vallely ... Himself
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The Bones Brigade travels around California, Nevada, and Hawaii to different skate spots in search of a wisened old man, Won Ton "Animal" Chin. The movie is of the old-school nomadic, skate-everything-in-your-path genre with interludes of stopping to rip-up a big ramp, pool or kicker. After much searching and skateboarding, they locate a large ramp in the desert. They also find a Chinese character on the inside of the ramp's spine. They conclude that in searching for Mr. Chin, they may have found his spirit.

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29 June 2016 (Germany) See more »

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Tony Hawk was the youngest member of the bones brigade. See more »

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Johnny Rad: Urethane, baby!
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I have a friend, his name is Chin
17 October 2005 | by fleshflutesSee all my reviews

As far as the Bones Brigade goes, many skaters know this movie as one of the best films Stacy Peralta has directed by far. But as a FEMALE Bones Brigade fan, I enjoy this movie more than any female skate enthusiast should (and I have watched well over 20+ times now).

With many hilarious scenes and fantastic skating, what's not to remember about this movie? It's a given that skaters aren't actors, but with improv dialogue from the Brigade, it's always guaranteed for a laugh, especially from Lance Mountain.

Check out the movie whether you're a skater or not, it's worth watching & very quotable.


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