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Rad (1986)

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Critic Reviews: 2
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This film's for the BMX bike racers of the world. A small town is out to raise funds by building a BMX racetrack and sponsoring a major race. They sponsor their own small-town hero Cru (Bill Allen) who's up against the big-monied sponsor's champion Bart Taylor (played by Olympic gymnast-turned-actor, Bart Thomas). Bart's the bad guy here, who doesn't play by the rules. The film's highlights are found in the stunt-filled race sequences, where the two duel it out on their high-flying two wheelers.

PG,

Drama, Action & Adventure

Nelson Entertainment

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The whole thing reminds you more of an overanxious teacher or coach, taking a few slang words and repeating them endlessly in a doomed attempt to "relate."

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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The bicycle acrobatics behind the credits at the opening of Rad are so spectacular that you wonder what the movie can do to improve on them. The short answer is, nothing.

May 21, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Any film calling itself Rad had best be taken with a grain of salt, regardless of its subject matter. As it happens, the subject matter of Rad constitutes probably the dorkiest storyline we've seen this year.

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: HeraldNet
HeraldNet

Conner's screen debut is inauspicious -- to put it kindly -- in the quality of both his acting and the material chosen, and someone else is obviously doing his riding.

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Rad fits so snugly into Needham's oeuvre that it's unclear whether the movie is an excuse for the 8 minute BMX montage that opens Rad or he's just lazy about setting up the slobs vs. snobs beats in his 30 year-old-teenagers in high school magnum opus.

June 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
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Audience Reviews for Rad

I remember this movie! Cheesy, but interesting.
December 27, 2007
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Leo L

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    1. Cru: I'd give anything to be ass sliding with you right now.
    – Submitted by Adam H (2 years ago)
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