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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
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Jose Yanez's back-flip (done during the Helltrack race) is the only on-screen flip done during the race. See more »
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 »
Now that we're official, you think we have room for one more on the Rad team?
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R.L. Osborn besides Martin Apariljo perform BMX feats throughout much of the finishing credits. See more »
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.
Rad is...BAD and I don't mean "bad" in a good way.
When I brought up acquiring "Gleaming The Cube" (1989) on DVD to friends, they mentioned the film "Rad". Upon recent viewing of "Rad", it pales in comparison to "Gleaming...", staring Christian Slater. The only similarity both films share is that the main theme circles around extreme sports, respectively BMX and skateboarding.
The plot, characters, and script are all totally lackluster. For example, it is never explained WHY "Helltrack" has to take place in this small hick town. (Unless something happened while I was playing Spider Solitaire!) And there is no sympathy for "Cru" to take his SATs, is he even in school?
"Rad" just sucks. So unless you have the time to 1) hunt this film down, 2) wanna watch a man in a wig, stunt-doubling for Lori Loughlin, &/or 3) want to see just how people can "dance" while on BMX bikes, DON'T DO IT!
And what's this with it being released on DVD? Why-oh-why?
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