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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.

Director:

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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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:

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Trivia

Jamie Clarke, who played Luke, is now the 9th Canadian to climb Mt. Everest. See more »

Goofs

Cru and Luke aren't supposed to be in the first qualifying race, but they are visible at the first turn. See more »

Quotes

Wesley: Cru! I have something for you. I made it myself, so you can wear it when you race.
Writing on T-Shirt: Cru is... RAD
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Scenes included in the final airing on the Canadian cable movie station Superchannel, but absent from the home video version;
  • A short sequence, actually made up of three different scenes, right after the confrontation at the Rad Racing T-Shirt stand. These scenes are;
  • Luke is sitting at the dinner table with his parents. His father tells him it isn't the end of the world. He excuses himself from the table.
  • Amy is sitting in her room listening to music when her mother comes in. They have a short exchange where her mother scolds her for acting childish.
  • An unnamed boy storms out of his house late at night.
  • Right after this comes a scene where a drunken Bart Taylor stumbles into the restaurant where Cru works just as it's closing. Shouting, Bart challenges him to a one on one race, since Cru has been disqualified from HellTrack. Bart winds up falling over and doing a face plant into a piece of pie on the table where the bald cop is sitting.
  • Another scene just before the race, after Duke Best has warned Bart about Cru and instructed the Reynolds twins to take him out;
  • Cru thanks Mr. Pratt for him and the town getting behind him and supporting Rad Racing. Mr. Pratt gives Cru a brand new bike from his store.
  • All of the characters from the deleted scenes are listed in the credits on the home video version.
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Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Crystal Light Dancers (Reunion) (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Wind Me Up
Performed by 3-Speed
Written by L. Chase & D. Currier
Produced by Jim Boyer
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totally rad, dude
18 May 1999 | by sid6.7See all my reviews

my quest to find the movie rad has finally ended, my friends. i had been talking about it to my friends for years, but they never believed me. i was ridiculed by all. but finally i can prove that the greatest movie of all time (well maybe after cool hand luke and gladiator with james marshall and cuba gooding jr. which by the way is one hell of an underrated movie)really does exist - and it's totally RAD! watching it brings back memories when i was a kid. i used to watch it over and over and over again - i just finished it now and it's 3am but who the hell cares - i still remember the lines and the amazing stunts. rad has it all- a hot girl, a cool lead (what ever happened to you bill allen????), and bike racing! maybe today's film directors should take a gander at this masterpiece and remember that it's all made for fun. check you later dude!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rad See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$408,980, 23 March 1986

Gross USA:

$2,015,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,015,882
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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