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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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It's going to take a lot more than skill for Cru Jones to conquer the toughest BMX challenge in the world. It's going to take a miracle. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Rad  »

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Box Office

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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

During the Helltrack race, Cru's friends cringe one shot before he falls the off course. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: And Hollywood Mike Miranda makes his second dramatic exit of the day.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The Nostalgia Critic: Rad (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Wind Me Up
Performed by 3-Speed
Written by L. Chase & D. Currier
Produced by Jim Boyer
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Cheesy, but entertaining, not to mention a great soundtrack!
16 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a cult favorite among anyone who spent their summers riding their bikes or skateboards, and featured a killer soundtrack, not to mention a respectable cast considering the obviously low-budget. Very hard to find on VHS and not likely to warrant a DVD release this is a seldom seen piece of 80's movie history. Whatever anyone else might say I liked this film and anyone I have talked to that remembered it liked it too.


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