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Valley

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With Josh Brolin up for an Oscar tonight for his devious role in "Milk", I thought it was only fitting to pay tribute by mentioning the cult classic Thrashin'. While "The Goonies" launched his career, skateboarding fans know that Thrashin' cemented his legacy.

Did you know that the director actually wanted Johnny Depp for the lead role in Thrashin', but the studio overruled him and it was quite the disturbance in retrospect? So maybe Brolin would have been on "21 Jump Street" instead and thus Depp's and Brolin's career paths might have been dramatically altered forever.

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Okay back to the movie, in the Los Angeles raging skateboarding scene of the mid-1980s, Val dude Corey Webster falls in love with the sister of Tommy Hook, the punk leader of a rival gang. While the forbidden romance seems to crumble under social pressure, the two gangs compete in a 20-mile downhill race -- with corporate sponsorship as the reward for whichever team can thrash its way to victory.

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Cindy Mancini mentioned Robert Rusler the other day while discussing the movie "Vamp" and let me say that he is at his wicked best in Thrashin'.

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But being a guy, my fav character was actually Chrissy played by Pamela Gidley. She was adorable, but tough enough to stand up to her big bro when it really matter the most.

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I can't finish this thread without acknowledging that Sherilyn Fenn had quite the run of movies in the 80's....."The Wild Life", "Just One of the Guys", Thrashin', and "The Wraith" to name a few.

Oh and let's not forget that you get a performance by The Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Red Hot Chili Peppers in Thrashin'

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Devolution here,

I happen to own and love Thrashin' I might be the only other one. It has it's moments.

WE are DEVO

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You're not the only one Devo. I own and love this movie bigtime. What a cast for one. I loved skateboarding growing up and watched this movie tons of times back in the day. Have to mention a pretty awesome soundtrack as well. Great write up Valley! Love the pics too!
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Love this flick!
If anyones looking for the soundtrack, PM me and i'll hook it up. The song playing when Corey (Brolin) is training for the LA Massacre "Staring Down the Demons" is one of my favorite lost-80's tunes!
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Own it, love it, have the songs!
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Used to watch this film all the time when i was younger,i think me and my mates must have worn the copy out at the video shop.
Just recently managed to get a copy on dvd and it's still a good film, some parts haven't aged to well and some of the stunts seem a bit lame by todays standard but still worth a watch.
Also Pamela Gidley made all the more watchable.

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Beat it ya Val jerk.
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great movie. need to buy this.
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Just watched this and i love it!
Great movie with great soundtrack.
Sherilyn was hot as always.

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Guess I'll have to put it on the list... [Smile]
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I have never seen it.

Josh Brolin totally looks just like his Dad now.

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I've never seen this one, the only skateboarding film I knew of was 'Gleaming The Cube', excellent write up, sounds quite good.

By the way, Valley: I finally saw your favourite movie, loved it. Surprised as to why it wasn't as popular here back in the day.

So I'm going to find & watch 'Thrashin' and play this...

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Originally posted by Kash:

By the way, Valley: I finally saw your favourite movie, loved it. Surprised as to why it wasn't as popular here back in the day.


Kash, I'm so glad you finally got to watch "Valley Girl" and even better is the fact that you loved it. For some of us, VG symbolizes the total 80's experience.....music, fashion, parties, beach, mall shopping, prom, and of course a night with Julie Richman at the Valley Sheraton.

[ 26. February 2009, 05:50: Message edited by: Valley ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:
Originally posted by Kash:

By the way, Valley: I finally saw your favourite movie, loved it. Surprised as to why it wasn't as popular here back in the day.


Kash, I'm so glad you finally got to watch "Valley Girl" and even better is the fact that you loved it. For some of us, VG symbolizes the total 80's experience.....music, fashion, parties, beach, mall shopping, prom, and of course a night with Julie Richman at the Valley Sheraton.

When they started off with their Valley vernacular, I thought: this is gonna try my patience (did all the women really talk like that?) but then the story got going & it all worked; Nic Cage was hilarious (never before has a scene with a dude waiting for a chick whilst hiding in a shower at a party he just got thrown out of, been as funny or suspenseful).

So were you a trad Val dude or a quirky hipster like Randy? [Cool] [Wink]

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Notice in the poster that Corey has his wrist guards on backwards!!

My brother and I went to see this movie when it was in the theaters! We knew it would be silly and fun which it was. It was a full on skate session out front too! Management was not stoked.

I had an old vhs copy of it and was glad when the DVD finally came out. Watch this movie with the commentary on, it's absolutely hilarious.

By the way, my brother and I are still skaters to this day! We'll never quit!

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Check out this soundtrack that my man TNUC helped me track down. Wow, there are some rare gems on here that were never released EVER on any format! Thanks again for the help TNUC....you have no idea how long I have been searching for some of these tracks! If anyone else is interested, send me a PM and I'll hook you up.


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Not a problem 80's Rocked!

Plenty more where that came from. Soundtracks that have been on rotation in my apt recently have been "The Wraith", "Risky Business" and "The Wizard".....all killer!

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You can catch Thrashin' on EPIX3 on the overnight tonight. at 530AM eastern.

gives me a chance to watch it for the first time.

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quote:
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gives me a chance to watch it for the first time.

Get ready to have your face rocked off by extreme awesomeness.
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Spreadking.. So gnarly that you are getting to watch Thrashin' for the first time tonight.
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Decided to watch Thrashin' tonight.. Robert Rusler was one bad dude in this flick. I quite enjoy the ending, but would his character really have been that cool about the whole thing in real life?
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Impressive thread.

Should I put Thrashin' on my must see list?

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Without a doubt Cassie must see film.
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The main thing about this film is that it is hot, reckless, and totally insane.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
Impressive thread.

Should I put Thrashin' on my must see list?

OMG cassie come on mate, get with the program [Smile]
This movie shaped me as a young teenager. This movie was responsible for loads of teens becoming familiar with Tony Hawk, the video game 720 and the scars i now have tryiin to hand plant on a quarter pipe that could have been made better by Mcguiver out of bean curd and potato skins.
Great cheese, great bad guys meet good guys, boy meets girl etc etc. In hind sight the only thing really missing in this was a definitive 80s song which could have made it an a grade rather than b movie, but will always remain in my top 3 of all time.

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