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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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Hal Needham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Allen ... Cru
Lori Loughlin ... Christian
Talia Shire ... Mrs. Jones
Ray Walston ... Burton Timmer
Alfie Wise Alfie Wise ... Eliott Dole
Jack Weston ... Duke Best
Bart Conner Bart Conner ... Bart Taylor
Marta Kober Marta Kober ... Becky
Jamie Clarke Jamie Clarke ... Luke
Laura Jacoby Laura Jacoby ... Wesley Jones
H.B. Haggerty ... Sgt. Smith
Chad Hayes Chad Hayes ... Rex Reynolds
Carey W. Hayes Carey W. Hayes ... Rod Reynolds (as Carey Hayes)
Kellie McQuiggin Kellie McQuiggin ... Foxy
Beverley Hendry 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 kid with one dream...and one chance...to be the best...to be RAD. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Track See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

TaliaFilm II Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Boom mike visible in top right of screen when Luke and another friend go to congratulate Cru at the diner after the qualifying rounds. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Smith: Cru, just pretend you're in the lumber yard... go balls out.
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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

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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Cheesy, but entertaining, not to mention a great soundtrack!
16 December 2002 | by themoviebuff71See 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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