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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

BMX Hellriders  »

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Box Office

Gross:

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

Trivia

Jose Yanez's back-flip (done during the Helltrack race) is the only on-screen flip done during the race. 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 Tosh.0: Bed Intruder (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Strange
Performed by Hubert Kah
Written by Hubert Kah (as H. Kemmler) & M. Loehr
Produced by Michael Cretu
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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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