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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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Gettin ready to break the ice, feels like time is standin still. And you ride for your heart, ready to take another spill. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

BMX Helldrivers  »

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Box Office

Gross:

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

The man who asks Cru to sign his cast is Rick Moliterno, now owner of Standard Bykes. See more »

Goofs

During the last race the Reynolds twins are shown racing as normal but when Cru comes out of the large cereal bowl jump, but one of the Reynolds twins is on the ground next to it when they were last seen in the race. See more »

Quotes

Cru: *This*... is ass-sliding.
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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 Coffee Town (2013) 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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22 October 2004 | by (Malmö, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Like so many other kids my age (being 22 now) I saw this one and I also got my first BMX shortly after that! I have been looking everywhere for this one, but just couldn't find it until recently when I imported it from USA in a DVD-edition - however, it looks like an illegal copy since the cover had been copied (in color, though) and the picture on the disc was a sticker, the sound was really low (maybe it had something to do with the fact that it had been converted directly to DVD from VHS?), it had no extra-material and the menu looked like someone had done it on a PC and then burned it... Anyway, the film was just as Rad as I remembered it from my young days! All the classic scenes like the paper boy, motorcycle cop chase, BMX-dance and the Hell Track race were there and together with the (almost cheesy) 1980's-soundtrack they sent shivers down my spine. So if you haven't seen this one, then see it - if you HAVE seen it, then see it again! Money well spent I can assure you.


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