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Thrashin' (1986)

Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.


David Winters




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 Steve Whittaker ... Bus Driver
Per Welinder Per Welinder ... Per - Venice Freestyler


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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Reckless! Totally Insane! See more »


Action | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

29 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corsa al massacro See more »

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paul Brown: walking with a blue backpack when the Ramp Locals first get out of their car. See more »


When Hook and Chrissy are in the kitchen talking, the camera changes back and forth from each of their perspectives and the earring in Hook's ear is there in one shot, missing in the next, there again in the next shot and missing again. See more »


Corey Webster: Thrashing, it's just an aggressive style of skating.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Josh Brolin (2009) See more »


Wild in the Streets
Performed by Circle Jerks (as The Circle Jerks)
Written by Garland Jeffreys
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Fantastic...so long as you don't expect much and take it for what it is.
28 July 2003 | by T-LuvSee all my reviews

What can you say about the mid-eighties...and b-movies from the mid-eighties. Not much I'm afraid. Taking this to heart though, I must say that I LOVE this movie. I know most will think I'm nut's for saying that, but I do. Just view the movie for the trip it provides down memory lane. Sure, the majority of the music is pretty awful, but there are a couple of real treats. A performance by The Red Hot Chili Peppers playing Blackeyed Blonde, (with Hillel Slovak on guitar...RIP) comes to mind. They don't even have half of their tattoo's yet! Keep in mind that this movie tried to launch the careers of many early skaters including Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Per Wielander, and many more through cameo appearances. It's also wild to see all the old skate companies like Santa Cruz & Powell-Peralta, Gullwing trucks, and even an old Mark(Gator)Rogowski pro-model deck being represented. Unless you have a real appreciation for the brief popularity skating enjoyed in the mid-eighties, you won't appreciate this movie. But if you do...check it out. It's worth wading through all the horrible love scenes to take the trip down memory lane.

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