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Rad (1986)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  21 March 1986 (USA)
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The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cru
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Christian
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Mrs. Jones
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Burton Timmer
Alfie Wise ...
Eliott Dole
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Duke Best
Bart Conner ...
Bart Taylor
Marta Kober ...
Becky
Jamie Clarke ...
Luke
Laura Jacoby ...
Wesley Jones
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Sgt. Smith
Chad Hayes ...
Rex Reynolds
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Rod Reynolds
Kellie McQuiggin ...
Foxy
Beverley Hendry ...
Tiger (as Beverly Hendry)
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Storyline

The story of Cru Jones, a young man who can overcome all obstacles that prevent him from participating in the BMX race "Helltrack." As he works towards his dream, Cru falls in love with Christian, an amateur racer. With the help of Christian and her friends, can Cru's "Rad Racing Team" defeat the top BMX factory rider, Bart Taylor ? Written by Josh Petras <petras@andrew.cmu.edu>

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A hometown kid on his BMX against the best in the world. At Helltrack... the heat is on. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

BMX Helldrivers  »

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$2,015,882 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite petitions this film has never been officially released on DVD or Blu-ray. See more »

Goofs

When Cru cuts through the woods in the first race he get hit and his bike goes off to the left the screen but when he gets up, is bike is on the other side of the track right next to him. See more »

Quotes

Wesley: Now that we're official, you think we have room for one more on the Rad team?
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Crazy Credits

R.L. Osborn besides Martin Apariljo perform BMX feats throughout much of the finishing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Trampled Cheerleader (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Music That You Can Dance To
Performed by Sparks
Written by Ron Mael & Russell Mael
Produced by Ron Mael & Russell Mael
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Where were the oscar nominations for this??
17 April 2003 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

RAD....wow....17 years after it originally came out and it still remains one of the best films, most definitive films of a generation. Who will ever forget the stellar acting of Bill Allen, the luscious Lori Laughlin (speaking of oscars, where was hers for Casper 2? Huh?), and the amazing Bart Conner as THE Bart Taylor. Sure, a few elements might be a tad dated (They wouldn't call it Helltrack after 9/11, no siree bob!), but it still is just as good as the day it came out. A friend of mine were having a debate on which 80s film would stand the test of time...this or Raiders of the Lost Ark. Time will tell on that one.


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