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All This Mayhem (2014)

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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 »

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Eddie Martin
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Tas Pappas Tas Pappas ... Self
Ben Pappas Ben Pappas ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Caudill Tommy Caudill ... Self
Lance Conklin Lance Conklin ... Self
Erin Hawk Erin Hawk ... Self (archive footage)
Tony Hawk ... Self (archive footage)
Dom Kekich Dom Kekich ... Self
Danny Minnick Danny Minnick ... Self
Henry Sanchez Henry Sanchez ... Self
Daryl Somers ... Self (archive footage)
Steve-O ... Self (archive footage)
Greg Stewart Greg Stewart ... Self
William Weiss William Weiss ... Self
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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

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Winning is the dream. Success is the nightmare. See more »


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

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Featured in Celebrating Australian Screen Culture (2020) See more »

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Wonderful and Absorbing
26 May 2015 | by DeeboCoolsSee all my reviews

This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review on IMDb.

Just a tiny bit about myself, I'm from the US, born in '87 and grew up a dyed-in-wool BMXer with skater friends. Even tho people talk about rivalry between camps really we all had camaraderie and a sense that we were part of a revolution or movement. The Tappas brothers(upon whom this documentary is centered) were instrumental in a way that I'm only beginning to understand or appreciate. For the record, their names were a faint memory from the X games for me. This gets off to a slow start but the historical knowledge alone was compelling.

Can you imagine a determined Australian kid whose sole mission on earth is to defeat Tony Hawk at skateboarding? Now can you imagine that he eventually actually did it, but was to humble(or injured...) to even appreciate the moment? That's only beginning to scratch the surface. The way Tony Hawk is painted as a villainous character( & at least partially I feel now, righteously so) seemed like slaughtering a sacred cow on first impression after faithfully watching the X games growing up but now I have a deeper understanding of how money and grown man rivalries complicate everything.

In summation, this movie is ultimately a a grim spectacle. It gets way more bleak and desperate than you might ever expect. There's a murder of some sort. LSD, Cocaine, Prison Stints. It's ultimately pretty dark but that's the how the story happened.


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10 July 2014 (Australia) See more »

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