Lunchtime Movie Review

Rad (1986)

Episode #96

Universal Pictures released Rad to theaters on March 21, 1986; grossing $2M worldwide. Hal Needham directed the bike flick which starred Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, and Bill Allen.

Rad Movie Summary

Rad, otherwise known as Paperboy: The Movie, is a film about dreams and America’s favorite pastime: montages.

High school student, Cru Jones has a paper route and down syndrome, but don’t let that fool you. This kid has more determination and talent than any other kid in the country.  He can deliver his papers quicker than anyone else. He can out run the local motorcycle policeman, and he can bounce on the front tire of his bike forever.

When BMX corporate comes to Cru’s small town for Helltrack, the greatest BMX race ever held, Cru wants to prove himself as the best in the world.  Unfortunately, this race is only for professional factory racers like Mongoose’s Bart Taylor; played by the 1984 summer hero Bart Connors himself.  Bart and his evil twin friends, who apparently only have one girlfriend between them, show off their biking and dancing skills.

The townspeople occupy Helltrack, and force the BMX people to open up the race to some of the local kids. However, unlike all the other Occupy events, these simple folk are actually successful, and Helltrack agrees to hold a qualifying race for the townies.

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Universal Pictures released Rad to theaters on March 21, 1986; grossing $2M worldwide. Hal Needham directed the bike flick which starred Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, and Bill Allen.

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