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AKA:
Rad Picture
1986
The ever gorgeous Lori Loughlin stars
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1986 Sports movie starring Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire et al.
Carey and Chad Hayes, who played the twins Rod and Rex Reynolds, have written several movies together, including the 2005 remake of the movie 'House Of Wax' and the upcoming remake of 'The Blob'.
Contributed by: Erin
Bart Conner, who played the "enemy" BMXer Bart Taylor, is a world and Olympic champion. He is America's most decorated gymnast and has also been a TV sports commentator. In addition, he runs a gymnastics academy with wife Nadia Comeneci, also an Olympic champion.
The stunt double Josť YŠŮez performed the first and only on-screen BMX backflip ever on Helltrack for the movie.
Contributed by: Ryan Kirkpatrick
If you watch closely at the end of the movie you will notice, due to Cru's showmanship, Bart Taylor crossing the finish line first. This is because, as Cru did a 360*, his front tire didn't cross the line, the side of his bike was the first to cross the line, but by then Bart's tire had already gone across.
Contributed by: DJ
The guy who asks Cru to sign his cast is none other then Mr Rick Moliterno, now owner of the greatest BMX bike company in the world, Standard Bykes. Relevant maybe to only BMXers like myself but none the less..
Lori Loughlin also starred in Secret Admirer" and is probably best known for the TV sitcom "Full House".
Director Hal Needham is also a veteran and highly respected stunt man and stunt co-ordinator. You could also call him the 'road movie' king as he also wrote and directed many of his best friend Burt Reynolds' stunt movies including Cannonball Run I & II and Smokey & The Bandit.
Star Bill Allen now works as a writer/producer and has recently collaborated on "Sioux City" and "Dangerous Touch" with his good friend Lou Diamond Phillips -with whom he also has a rock band called "The Pipe Fitters".
Talia Shire is, of course, best known for playing Adrian, Rocky's wife.
Contributed by: George
Ray Walston played Burton Timmer in Rad. The one scene that sticks in my head has him screaming "Would you move!" at someone in his way while riding a bike while holding something in his hands (take-out food and drinks?). He also played Mr. Hand in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High".
Lori Loughlin was a junior lifeguard before she became a model and actress. She began her career in front of the camera as a print model at age 12. During her early teen years she was featured in many television commercials and print ads like the Sears catalog and Bradlees weekly flyers. Her first big break nearly came when she was offered the lead role as Emmeline in 'The Blue Lagoon (1980)', but she turned it down. It went instead to Brooke Shields.
Contributed by: Brian G
Pat Romano, bicycle stuntman for much of the movie, starred/coordinated stunts in several other 80's movies, "Mannequin" (McCarthy/Cattral) for one.
Contributed by: Stevereno
Jamie Clarke (Luke) was the 9th canadian to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
Contributed by: Aili
Jamie Clarke attended Stratton Mountain School in Vermont for his Cross Country ski training before playing "Luke."
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