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Thrashin’ (1986)

 

Thrashin’

Thrashin‘ is a movie from 1986 that pretty much sums up my favorite things all in one totally awesome movie – hot, young sk8ers, ridiculously awesome style, Venice Beach, Red Hot Chili Peppers (they make a cameo), and reckless love. It stars a young Josh Brolin as a skater (The Ramp Locals) that clashes with a rival skate crew (The Dagger’s) and takes place in LA. This movie embodies so much radness, I have to keep my finger on the pause button to take inventory of the sick style of clothes, hair, accessories, and props. The storyline is pretty basic – rival skate crews compete to reign supreme and the main character falls for the enemies sister. The music, style and historic landmarks in this movie are what make it so cool and cement it as a classic in my book. I’ve seen this movie quite a few times and it never gets old and I always see something new. I love Velvet’s (Sherilyn Fenn) style especially, the teased hair, ripped jeans, bustier’s and awesome 80’s accessories. The cameo’s in this film are ridic too, as I mentioned before – the Red Hot Chili Peppers actually perform in a club scene, not to mention the roster of sk8er legends (in no order):

Tony Alva Christian Hosoi Jesse Martinez Steve Olson

Eddie Reategui Steve Steadham Steve Caballero Lance Mountain

Tony Hawk Lester Kasai Allen Losi Tony Magnusson

Mike McGill Billy Ruff Kevin Staab Per Welinder Chris Cook

Favorite quote: “Well what do you thrash?”….”What do you got!”

Below are some awesome screen shots that portray how totally radical this movie is. If you haven’t seen it and wana be inspired in a totally 80’s, sk8er, young summer love kinda way you can stream it direct from Netflix.com. (Click on the photos for a larger view)

 

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