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Rad (1986)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 28 March 1986 (USA)
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

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Cru
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Mrs. Jones
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Alfie Wise ...
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Bart Conner ...
Marta Kober ...
Jamie Clarke ...
Laura Jacoby ...
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Chad Hayes ...
Carey W. Hayes ...
Rod Reynolds (as Carey Hayes)
Kellie McQuiggin ...
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 »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell Track  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$408,980 (USA) (23 March 1986)

Gross:

$2,015,882 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Allen performed one bike stunt in the film, and that's when Cru crashes through the fence on his paper route to notice the Helltrack advertisement, but there were two guys on wires pulling on the fence. See more »

Goofs

During the lumber yard chase when Cru rides up the stack of logs. The plywood is visible for where Cru rode on the logs. See more »

Quotes

Cru Jones: Me, I ride for me.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Love Theme from 'Rad'
Performed by John Farnham
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (as D. Brayfield)
Arranged and Composed by James Di Pasquale (as J. Di Pasquale)
Produced by James Di Pasquale (as J. Di Pasquale)
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21 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one the best movies i have not been able to buy or even find. I have been trying my local mom and pop video stores for years to find this movie. Unfortunately Blockbuster wiped most of them out before i could persuade them to sell me one of favorite movies of all time. Anyway i found this site (WWW.BMXBMX.COM)that had it to download. The download was almost instantaneous. Regrettably it only comes in 7 parts but thats a small inconvenience to finally see the movie i loved since i was 10. I hope they put this on DVD one day i've signed the petition you should too. If some one knows where to find this movie good shape i would love to buy it.


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