Thunder Alley (1985 film)

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Thunder Alley
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by J. S. Cardone
Produced by Bill Ewing
Written byJ. S. Cardone
Starring Roger Wilson
Jill Schoelen
Scott McGinnis
Cindy Eilbacher
Clancy Brown
Leif Garrett
Music by Robert Folk
CinematographyKaren Grossman
Edited byDaniel Wetherbee
Distributed byThe Cannon Group, Inc.
Release date
  • August 1, 1985 (1985-08-01)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited States

Thunder Alley is a 1985 American drama film written and directed by J. S. Cardone and starring Leif Garrett, Roger Wilson, Jill Schoelen, Scott McGinnis, Cindy Eilbacher and Clancy Brown. The film was released on August 1, 1985, by The Cannon Group, Inc. [1] [2] [3]



An Arizona youth, wanting to be a famous rock star, finds himself wrapped up in the world of pop-music.


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