as Mrs. Jones
as Duke Best
as Bart Taylor
as Burton Timmer
as Luke's Dad
as Wesley Jones
as Eliott Dole
as Sgt. Smith
as Luke's Mom
as Flag Lady
as Rod Reynolds
as Rex Reynolds
as Mayor Coop Jenkins
as BMX Stunt Rider
as Woman Buys T-Shirt on Street
Critic Reviews for RAD
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for RAD
Some "B" movies turn out to be classics! For me, Rad is so much more than what you see. This is one of those movies that has the power to take me back to 1986...so much nostalgia and excitement dreaming about BMX and "old-school" bikes like the Haro Sport! I would buy this on blu-ray instantly!
This movie is honestly unwatchable. It's like Troll 2 except less realistic. There's a scene where he goes riding over log piles in a mill yard...but you can see the plywood runway the whole time. I guess if you grew up in the '80s it'd be nostalgic, but otherwise don't bother.
Can't believe critics gave this a zero. Cru Jones rips up hell track. The dance scene alone deserves a 100 percent score.
|Cru:||Me. I ride for me|
|Wesley Jones:||Your brother's nothing next to Bart Taylor|
|Cru:||"I'd give anything to be ass sliding with you right now"|
|Cru:||I'd give anything to be ass sliding with you right now.|