The Search for Animal Chin
|The Search for Animal Chin|
|Directed by||Stacy Peralta|
|Produced by||Stacy Peralta|
|Written by||Paul Gross and John Smythe|
|Music by||Dennis Dragon, William Santschi|
|Distributed by||Powell Peralta|
|Running time||65 minutes|
The Search for Animal Chin is a 1987 skateboarding film featuring the Bones Brigade. It is one of the first skateboarding films to have a "plot".
- Tony Hawk - Himself
- Steve Caballero - Himself
- Mike McGill - Himself
- Lance Mountain - Himself
- Tommy Guerrero - Himself
- C. R. Stecyk, III - Emerson "Won Ton Animal" Chin - Himself (credited as Emerson Chin)
The film also includes:
- San Francisco Scene: Jim Thiebaud, Jesse Martinez, Bryce Kanights, Doug Smith
- Bakersfield Scene: Chris Borst, Bobby Reeves, Charlie Dubois, Ray Underhill, Adrian Demain, Donny Griffin, Kevin Lambert
- Rad Party Scene: Mike Vallely, Rodney Mullen, Per Welinder, Natas Kaupas, Arron Murray, Kevin Harris
The Bones Brigade travels around California, Nevada, and Hawaii to different skate spots in search of a wisened old man, Won Ton "Animal" Chin. The movie is of the old-school nomadic, skate-everything-in-your-path genre with interludes of stopping to rip-up a big ramp, pool or kicker. After much searching and skateboarding, they locate a large ramp in the desert. They also find a Chinese character on the inside of the ramp's spine. They conclude that in searching for Mr. Chin, they may have found his spirit.
- Animal Chin - a late-'90s ska-punk band named after the movie
- Animal Chin - a song by experimental jazz band Jaga Jazzist; the first on their acclaimed album A Livingroom Hush (2001).
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