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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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Laura Jacoby ...
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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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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell Track  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$408,980, 23 March 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,015,882
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During practice for the film, Rick Moliterno (one of the stunt riders for the film), broke his leg. This was written later into the film, when Cru is about to start the Helltrack race, but Rick, sitting on Christian's truck, asks him to sign his cast. See more »

Goofs

After Luke bends his rim he is walking behind the start line. Bart Conner's stunt double is visible in the background with a mustache. 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

Referenced in Tosh.0: Trampled Cheerleader (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Come Back
Performed by Jimmy Haddox
Written by Eddy Grant
Produced by Skip Drinkwater & Tommy Faragher
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Cheesy, but entertaining, not to mention a great soundtrack!
16 December 2002 | by 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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