065 – TFFP: CND Double Feature… Thrashin’ (1986) and Rad (1986)

EP65-CND Double-Feature - Thrashin and Rad- courtesy of Kevin Spencer @ inkspatters.comIn this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re doublin’ up the 80s movie cheese with a CND (that’s Cinematic Nostalgia Disorder) Double Feature of Thrashin’ (1986) and Rad (1986)!

Feature #1: Thrashin’ (1986)

Directed by: David Winters

Screenplay by: Paul Brown and Alan Sacks

Starring: Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Chuck McCannPamela Gidley, and Sherilyn Fenn

Background Info (from Wikipedia)Thrashin’, also known as Skate Gang, is a 1986 American skater drama film. The film is directed by David Winters, and stars Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, and featuring Pamela Gidley. It has appearances from many famous skaters such as Tony Alva, Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero. Cory Webster (Brolin) is an amateur skateboarder from out of town staying in Los Angeles with friends in hopes of competing and winning a downhill competition which he has been training for. During his stay in LA he falls in love with a beautiful blonde girl named Chrissy who just happens to be the younger sister of Hook, the leader of “The Daggers,” a tough punk rock skateboard gang in the Los Angeles/ Venice Beach areas.

Feature #2: Rad (1986)

Directed by: Hal Needham

Screenplay by: Sam Bernard and Geoffery Edwards

Starring: Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, Alfie Wise, and Jack Weston

Background Info (from Wikipedia)Rad is a film about BMX racing, first released in the USA in 1986. The film’s story focuses on Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother (Talia Shire) and sister. Cru is faced with a tough decision: the qualifying races for Helltrack are the same day as his SATs, which he must take in order to attend college. However, winning Helltrack means a lucrative sponsorship deal and fame. Cru chooses the latter option, ignoring his mother’s wishes.

This week’s Movie Picks are:

Jason’s Pick:

Point Break (1991)

Joel’s Pick:

Body Slam (1986)

Join us next week when we’re gonna need more cow bell when we watch Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone (1983)!

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I'm the father of three boys and married to my high school sweetheart. I'm a former public school teacher (and still recovering from PTSD), reformed filmmaker, podcaster, writer, and fan of all things movie related.

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