Episode 631: Would That We All Could Be Rad Indeed

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle 1986’s BMX biking move “Rad.”

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Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather overthink the re-release (remastered in 4k!) of the 1986 BMX movie Rad. It’s a struggle to sum up this film in a single word.

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One Comment on “Episode 631: Would That We All Could Be Rad Indeed”

  1. John C Member #

    This isn’t in my range of interests, but it’s tempting to see it, just because I have a soft spot in my heart for movies that…probably shouldn’t have been movies. I don’t mean things that shouldn’t have been produced, but rather productions that are so focused on the skill of the cast or the beauty of the equipment that it probably should have been an instructional video or documentary instead of a vessel for a shallow fictional story.

    Otherwise, the mention of how silly adult BMXers tend to look with the smaller wheels reminds me that BMX racing and skateboarding were both things that were so uncommon in my area, growing up, that I was probably in college before I realized that they weren’t some weird Hollywood inside joke. Even today, if I’m not near the one skate park I’m aware of for many miles, about the only evidence of skateboarders will be the occasional kid on the side of the road jumping in the air and hoping they finally figured out how to make the board come with their feet…


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