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Thunder Alley (1985)

R | | Drama, Music | 1 August 1985 (USA)
A group of friends start a rock band, but as they start their rise in the music world, they get mixed up with drugs.

Director:

J.S. Cardone

Writer:

J.S. Cardone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Wilson ... Richie
Jill Schoelen ... Beth
Scott McGinnis ... Donnie
Cindy Eilbacher ... Lorraine (as Cynthia Eilbacher)
Clancy Brown ... Weasel
Leif Garrett ... Skip
Phil Brock ... Butch
Brian Cole ... Wolf
Bert Kramer ... Richie's Father
Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg ... Richie's Mother (as Elizabeth Huddle)
John A. Dragon John A. Dragon ... Brad
Randy Polk Randy Polk ... Fatman
Carol Kottenbrook ... Candy
Melanie Kinnaman ... Star
Don Saffer Don Saffer
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Storyline

A group of friends start a rock band, but as they start their rise in the music world, they get mixed up with drugs.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Rock 'n' Roll . . . It's a long way to the top.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O keravnos tou rock See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

All guitar playing in the movie is done by Scott Shelly session guitar player and teacher. One of his most prominent students was a young Randy Rhoads. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Gimme Back My Heart
Written by Paul Kosanovich, Jim Keeler and Jeff Martin
Performed by Surgical Steel
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A touching movie of Love and Friendship with some good music
2 April 2009 | by jollyj25See all my reviews

My daughters and I watched this movie years ago. I really loved it and so did they. We used to rent it all the time. No one rents it anymore. So now I am looking to purchase it. The music was great and some of the songs touch the heart. Some of the actors you will recognize and some are new faces. But if you like a movie that has a message for young people and a story of love and friendship, you will enjoy this movie. I had only seen Roger Wilson in the movies Porky's. The acting in this is much better. If your looking for an Academy Award type movie this isn't it, but if you are looking for a feel good movie, by all means see it. I am a senior citizen but that doesn't stop me from seeking out a good movie..This was a good movie.


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