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Hal Needham

Released in the USA on March 21 of 1986, "Rad" is a Drama film directed by Hal Needham , starring Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, Alfie Wise and Jack Weston.

A hometown kid on his BMX against the best in the world. At Helltrack... the heat is on.

Who directed "Rad":

Rad was directed by Hal Needham, an American actor, director, and writer.

Before Rad, Hal Needham had directed Cannonball Run II, released in 1984, Stroker Ace (1983), Megaforce (1982), The Cannonball Run (1981), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), and The Villain (1979). Since, he directed Body Slam, released in 1986.

What was the release date of "Rad":

Rad was first released in the United States on Friday, March 21, 1986. Also released on Friday, March 21, 1986 have been Chopping Mall (dir. Jim Wynorski), GoBots: War of the Rock Lords (dir. Don Lusk, Ray Patterson and Alan Zaslove), Just Between Friends (dir. Allan Burns), and Police Academy 3: Back in Training. This was thirty-two (32) years ago.

Who is at the casting of "Rad":

At the casting of Rad we find Bill Allen, previously seen in Streamers (1983); Lori Loughlin (Secret Admirer (1985), The New Kids (1985)); Talia Shire (Rocky IV (1985), Rocky III (1982)) [ more... ]

  • Ray Walston and H.B. Haggerty also appeared in Paint Your Wagon, released in 1969.
  • Talia Shire and Jamie Clarke also appeared together in Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star, released in 1986.

What is the Storyline of "Rad":

The film's story focuses on Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother (Talia Shire) and sister. Cru is faced with a tough decision: the qualifying races for Helltrack are the same day as his SAT's, which he must take in order to attend college. However, winning Helltrack means a lucrative sponsorship deal and fame. Cru chooses the latter option, ignoring his mother's wishes.

The Helltrack race is endorsed by the city and a duplicitous Duke Best (Jack [...]

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