Thrashin (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Teen Movie, Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 22, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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For '80s skateboard kitsch heaven, it doesn't get any better than Thrashin', the Josh Brolin-starrer that pits skater dudes from the Valley against tough punk skaters led by one of the evil jerks with bad hair in Weird Science. The film encapsulates the Dogtown years of skating, but through the goggles of cheesy '80s cinema. From the ludicrous back flip stunts to the nunchaku jousting sequence, Thrashin' is a wealth of so-bad-it's-good entertainment from the first moment on. Co-starring a young Sherilyn Fenn with a live appearance from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the flick is a virtual who's-who of familiar faces which can be seen in everything from Body Rock to The Lost Boys. Add in at least one extreme air guitar sequence and a bootleg West Side Story plotline and you basically have Thrashin's goods in a totally radical nutshell.