One of our favorite podcasts has a new episode online! This week's episode is about RAD, the epic 1986 film about competitive BMX racing.
On the website Rotten Tomatoes, RAD was given a "Rotten" rating of 0%, the lowest possible score from critics; conversely, the audience rating stands at 91%. Guardian writer Nick Evershed found it had the largest discrepancy between audience and critical reception in the Rotten Tomatoes database, from a pool of 10,000 movies analyzed.
The Retroist is a fantastic podcast, and it's long-been a personal favorite among the Atari I/O Moderators for many years. I hope you'll find the time this weekend to maybe put on a great game, tune in and listen to this great podcast. Maybe it'll become a weekend routine!
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Here's what The Retroist had to say about the episode:
Retroist Podcast – Episode 196 – RAD
On today’ show I talk about the 1986 epic BMX-themed masterpiece, RAD. I start off talking about my short-lived bike helmet, then I move onto the movie. I talk about the Director, writers, cast, plot, reception and I throw in a few surprises here and there. It still surprises me how few people are tracking down this film, so please try to track down a copy, I think you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Music on the show was provided by Peachy (the Burt Bacharach of Wales), if you have musical needs, why not contact and “like” him on his Facebook Page.
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RAD Movie Trailer (1986)
RAD Best Scene in the Movie (1986)