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RAD - The Movie

  RAD Facts:
* Released 1986
* In color
* Rated PG
* 94 minutes
* VHS hi-fi stereo
* Director, Hal Needham
*

Stars Talia Shire, Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Ray Walston, Jack Weston and Bart Conner

ATTENTION!
  Please don't email us looking for copies of this
  movie or soundtrack, we don't have any!
  Your emails will be deleted, you've been warned.
  Try Ebay & Half.com to aquire your own copy.

RAD is Directed by famous Stuntman Hal Needham who also did Smokey & The Bandit.

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RAD cover

Back of the box says:
"Cru Jones is the best BMX biker in Cochrane.   He's got the talent to become the best BMX daredevil in the world.   As the local paperboy, he jumps, spins, twists, and flips his bike with amazing ability.   Bart Conner is the best BMX biker in the world, and he's in town to race for the $100,000 HELLTRACK competition, the most grueling BMX race in history. Cru wants a shot at winning the title, but his mom, Talia Shire, insists he take his college entrance exams which fall on the same day. For the first time in his life, Cru has to make his own decisions. He decides to go for Helltrack, but Jack Weston the race promoter, has a dirty scheme for keeping the local whiz kid out of the race and away from his prized champion. Only the gorgeous Lori Loughlin, a member of the opposite team, can get Allen on track for Helltrack! And teach him a few other things while she's at it!".

RAD is out of print so good luck finding a copy, it's on Embassy Home Entertainment and some of the cooler video rental stores might have a copy.
You'll recognize Lori Loughlin from the TV sitcom "Full House" as well as a lot of other flix's, she was in plenty of teen type movies as she was growing up and was one of my fantasy girls in the 80's.
  Bart Conner is a BMX Pro and overall bad guy of the movie, Bart was a US Olympic gold medallist in the 198? Olympics.   I don't know how he got this part but as a kid who was actively racing back then, I remember it being hard to believe that he was actually a BMX Pro!

Bill writes in with this to say:

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Lazdowski
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 11:00 AM
Subject: the movie RAD

Eddie Fiola is responsible for the stunt work in RAD.  Bill Allen actually had to die his hair darker for the movie so that he and Eddie would look alike.   There is one scene where "Cru" does a 360 out of an empty swimming pool, which was a signature Eddie Fiola move back in the day, when Eddie use to race and pull 360's at the end of his moto's.  RL Osborn did some riding for the movie, he was filmed doing airs on the "TOL" ramp at Wizard Publications and he did some flatland with Eddie, at the end of movie as the credits were rolling.
--Bill Lazdowski
   PS: Very cool site.

RAD Record Jacket
RAD Soundtrack on LP
"Send Me An Angel" is by Real Life

Special thanks to Michael Thompson for the RAD cover

Eddie Fiola Sighting:
-----Original Message-----
From: Heather Jardim
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002
Subject: RAD The BMX Movie

I met Eddie at Cooks Corner, Orange County, California (local Harley bar).  Eddie rides a Yamaha R1 street bike , I think he said he lives in Long Beach, California (where I'm originally from).  His wife, who is HOT, was riding a motorcycle in a BMW motorcycle safety video.  Eddie was cool as hell & fit, he doesn't look older at all!  Eddie also rides Yamaha dirt bikes at Saddleback Motocross, its a cool track that replaces the one that used to be there 20-30 years ago (Orange County, California).  Eddie rips the dirt bike too.  The track closes this Tuesday due to the lake next to it, I don't know exactly why?  Anyway, I wont get to talk with Eddy anymore at the track, I just hope I see him somewhere else !!!!!
If you know how to get a hold of Eddie King of the skate parks let me know.

RAD System Sounds For Your Computer!

What's a "system sound"? Its the sounds your computer makes when you mess up or when you click on something, that is if you have them enabled.
The RAD System Sounds are wav files and include: ass slide 1&2, boogie & dancin (from the big dance), Cru saying his name, whatsherface saying "You're pretty good on that bike", and more.
Other than the included instructions you're on your own. If you can't figure it out then forget it and go ride your bike because I'm not helping you!

Mac:

  1. Click here to download the file "rad_mac_sfil.sit" ( 139K)
  2. Double click the icon to expand.
  3. Drag the 7 files into your "System Folder". You should get a message saying that these files are to be stored in you system - click "OK. (You may need to quit any running apps.)

PC:

  1. Click here to download the file "rad_pc_wav.zip" (209K)
  2. Double click the icon to expand.
  3. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panels > Sound
  4. Choose an Event
  5. Select a RAD sound byte.

Props goes out to Ramp Up The Jawn for these sound files!

Email us if you have any additional info, photos or stories.

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