Rad

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A bicycle-motocrosser (Bill Allen) tries to enter a corrupt promoter's nationally televised cash-prize race.

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Critic Reviews for RAD

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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 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Rad is a tedious exercise of endurance that has nothing to do the number of bunny hops achieved.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Needham lovingly films the BMX riders, so, if you don't mind cheese and love bikes, you'll get a lot out of the movie.

    August 16, 2020 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…
  • Taken as a novelty of the mid to late eighties, 1986's "Rad" is charming in its silliness and camp.

    July 30, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Whooshing and swirling with mad abandon, Hal Needham's teen flick is a blast of nostalgic joy.

    July 9, 2020 | Rating: 4.0/5 | Full Review…

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  • Jun 29, 2017
    http://cinephilecrocodile.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/rad-dir-needham-1986-rad-is-skill-and.html
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 27, 2007
    I remember this movie! Cheesy, but interesting.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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