as Mrs. Jones
as Bart Taylor
as Burton Timmer
as Eliott Dole
as Duke Best
as Wesley Jones
as Sgt. Smith
as Rex Reynolds
as Rod Reynolds
as BMX Stunt Rider
as Luke's Dad
as Luke's Mom
as Mayor Coop Jenkins
as Flag Lady
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
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.
Growing up in the time of the freestyler; this was our Bible. You have had to be in the times to appreciate.
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