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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

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

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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

Filming delayed because the Helltrack starting ramp was so high, none of the riders wanted to go down it. The ramp was cut down to a 25 foot tall version. BMX Plus magazine did an article on this. See more »

Goofs

After Cru qualifies it cuts to the restaraunt and the camera pans towards the front counter, the boom mic is clearly visible to the top right of the screen. 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

Break the Ice
Performed by John Farnham
Written by Sue Shifrin (as S. Shifrin) & Bob Marlette (as B. Marlette)
Produced by Bob Marlette (as B. Marlette) & David J. Holman (as D. Holman)
Executive Producer Rick Riccobono (as R. Riccobono)
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Everyone has guilty pleasures, this is totally one of mine!!!
27 June 2002 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

You know, this movie on so many levels is probably not a 10, but I gave it one anyway, because since I first saw it in theatres, to now when I've probably seen it about 100+ times, I still am totally engaged and entertained by it. And to this day i still dream about finding my own special someone to go ass sliding with (don't ask , just see the movie). Plus any movie that has Ray Walston(My Favorite Martian) riding a BMX bike and flipping the Bird, is allright by me!!!


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