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Air Master est une série de 27 épisodes diffusée sur NTV Network au Japon. Cette oeuvre, réalisée au sein du célèbre et prolixe studio Toei Animation (Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Yu Yu Hakusho, ect.), est basée sur le manga éponyme de Shibata Yokusaru publié depuis 1997 dans Young Animal magazine. La série TV est dirigée par Daisuke Nishio, l'un des noms les plus importants de la Toei. Maki Aikawa, ancienne gymnaste, est maintenant une combattante de rue: la fameuse Airmaster! Entourée de ses amies elle multiplie les combats contre des adversaires toujours plus forts jusqu'à ce qu'elle apprenne l'existence d'un tournoi secret dans lequel d'incroyables "streetfighters" s'affrontent... Reichi Mishima, un des personnages de la série, est lui aussi combattant de rue. Sa technique est très particulière vu qu'il se bat grâce à son BMX, qu'il maîtrise à la perfection et dont il ne se sépare jamais.
www.youtube.com/user/mauricemeyer: Television special featuring Max, the young inventor of the Sky Bike. Hugo Gonzalez and Scotty Freeman do bicycle stuntwork - Hugo doubling for Max and Scotty as a young "tuff".

Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide: The 60-minute comedy Ask Max stars Jeff B. Cohen in the title role. A 12-year-old genius, poor Max is a washout socially. To impress his girl friend, he sells the design of his latest invention-a jumping bike-to a major toy company. The upshot of this is that Max is appointed a company vice-president (but he still hasn't quite won over that girl!) Cassie Yates, Ray Walston, and Glynn Turman costar, while Karem Abdul Jabbar makes a guest appearance. Ask Max originated as the November 2, 1986 installment of TV's Disney Sunday Movie.
(Le Gang des BMX en français)
Released in 1983.
Running time 90 minutes.
by Front Row Entertainment.
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith

Starring: David Argue as Whitey, John Ley as Moustache, Nicole Kidman as Judy, Angelo D'Angelo as PJ, James Lugton as Goose, Bryan Marshall as The Boss, Brian Sloman as The Creep, Peter Browne (I) as Police constable, Bill Brady (I) as Police sergeant, Linda Newton as Police Woman, Bob Hicks (I) as Heavy 1, Guy Norris as Heavy 2, Chris Hession as Heavy 3, Norman Hodges as The drunk, Tracy Wallace as Buxom lady.

Movie Description: In this fun adventure set in the Australia, three young BMX bikers and their best friend (Kidman), find a trove of two-way radios that just happen to belong too a gang of bank robbers. The kids sell the radios-tuned to the police frequency to their friends which causes pandemonium in the town. The head of the gang of robbers sends his henchman to track down the radios and eliminate the kids.

www.bmxnonstop.com/oldschool: Three adventurous teens put their BMX skills to the test when they witness a crime and are pursued by the criminals. Much Big Air!!
A great "Old School" video with a story to it. The stars ride classic Mongoose's with red and blue Skyway Tuff wheels and matching Snakebelly tires. Stunts are arranged by none other than Bob Hicks and this film takes place in Australia. This is not just another street/dirt tape so move the bike parts off of the couch, nuke some corn and pop on the tube.

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Brian Tunney, www.expn.com, march 2011: Last week, the Fox TV show "Bones" centered around an aspiring BMX pro that is killed while attempting a roof-to-roof jump after being towed by a car. The episode, titled "The Daredevil in the Mold," featured BMX riders such as Ben Snowden, Cory Coffey, Kris Fox, Lawrence Werrell, Launchin' Lance, Matt Cordova, Sean Logan and Dew Tour dirt competitor Luke Parslow. The episode featured riding footage from the Glendale, California skatepark, which is normally not open to BMX bikes, and depicted riders using old mattresses to master tricks on transitions they haven't pulled yet (much like Mat Hoffman did while trying the flip fake many, many years ago.)
In the episode, a BMX rider named Dustin Rottenberg ("D-Rot") is out filming clips for a video. The trick he's attempting, a jump onto the top of a roof, goes wrong, and he is killed in the process. After his body is found sometime later still on the rooftop, it is covered in mold. Investigators link the mold (and a single bed bug) back to area motels mattresses. And when the health department goes to pick up the mattresses, they found them missing, taken by BMXers.
So the investigators head to the local BMX park, where they discover that riders are using the moldy mattresses to practice landing tricks. A sketch of "D-Rot" is shown to the locals, who identify him as an aspiring pro rider that was trying to land the roof jump in order to get sponsored.
According to another local, a ramp was being designed to perfect the stunt, but wasn't ready to use just yet. And this goes on and on and on until they discover that "D-Rot" attempted the roof gap by getting towed from a car. In the process, "D-Rot" is severely injured. And when the driver of the vehicle that towed him, another BMXer named Pete that manages the BMX park, checks on him, they come to blows over the botched attempt. Pete kicks "D-Rot" in the jaw and kills him.
Ultimately, Pete confesses to the crime, and the episode ends.
The show, now in its sixth season, is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to the forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel).
While some of the BMX content is purely fictional and used for dramatic purposes, there's another element to the BMX-related content that leads me to believe that a writer for "Bones" either has some personal BMX background or owns the Mat Hoffman video "Head First."
"The Daredevil in the Mold" premiered on February 10, 2011 and was viewed by 9.94 million viewers, who now think that all BMXers sleep on bed bug-ridden mattresses and try to jump onto rooftops.
Release date: October 26, 1986.
Running time: 90 minutes
Starring: Sean Astin, Brian Keith, Tim Thomerson... and Scott Freeman.
Directed by: Mollie Miller

Exciting tale of a group of kids who cause chaos wherever they go. Their adventures start when they discover that weapons are going missing from a military base. They decide to go into action to foil the crime despite army officials disbelief that anything is wrong..
BRAT stands for Born, Raised And Trapped.

asr77, www.imdb.com, march 2002: Almost as good as I remembered. I was searching through old videos, looking for something to record the hockey final on, and I cam across a tape, dusty and barely a step beyond BetaMax, labeled "B.R.A.T. Patrol". I decided to put that one aside for nostalgia sake. Later that week, I was bored, so I decided to put the tape in, hoping that it may catch my interest for a couple of hours. I loved this movie when I was eleven. It was the coolest thing in the world to me. After watching it again, the clothes are a little dated, but very little else seems cheezy. The military still wears similar uniforms, and the vehicles have also changed very little, if at all. It was kinda fun to look back at this movie that I used to adore, and still see a little bit of fun from when I was a little kid. Disney made a great movie here, and if you've got a 5-10 year old to amuse for an afternoon and you happen to come across this movie, pop it in. You might be surprized.
Episode number 43: CHP-BMX
Original Airdate: 3-Mar-1979
Brief Plot: Jon and Sindy are training a BMX team for kids. Ponch takes care for a young boy who vandalizes in his school. He wants to see him in the BMX team. The sergeants son has an bad accident, Joe feels guilty for that. It confuses him so much that he makes bad mistakes at work

Guest Stars: Marc Gilpin (as Timmy Geteaer), Kirk Calloway (as Danny), Jackie Vernon (as Man), Henry Olek (as Dutch), Anthony Sewell.
Written by: Richard B. Mittleman
Directed by: John Florea

Chips - BMX only envoyé par OldSchoolTV.
In 1982, Steven Spielberg's tale of a little lost alien and the boy who befriends him captured the hearts and imagination of kids and adults alike. "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" went on to gross over $700 million worldwide, making it the ninth biggest grossing film of all time. Now it might move up the list: Spielberg is rereleasing his classic for its 20th birthday.
This refurbished "E.T." includes scenes cut from the original release, enhanced special effects and a few other more controversial changes. Despite this, Spielberg maintains this is still the same heartwarming story we know and love.

Bob Haro, BMX Plus! march 1982: It's about an extraterrestrial being that lands on earth. Everything was kind of hush-hush; they wouldn't tell us much. Anyway, this extraterrestrial guy lands on earth, and they're doing experiments or something like, this and one of the aliens gets left on Planet Earth. And these kids find him. What happens is the government officials are trying to find him, and the kids are hiding him. We're doing the part in the movie where the cops are after us, and we've got the alien with us. We're getting chased by cops everywhere, and we end up getting away. They even had parts in the movie where the guys are flying - we're supposed to be flying in the movie. It's pretty neat. We were in the second unit, which is all stunts. I worked five days on the set. I used to think the movie scene was kicked back. Those guys eat well, but I had to get up at five-thirty and be on the set by seven. We'd work from seven in the morning to eight at night - twelve-or thirteen-hour days. I had to do a part where the cops chase this kid (I was playing) up into this house. They're up on the second story - and these houses are all under construction - and I had to fly out of the second story of this house. I built up a little jump. We're supposed to fly and land on a bunch of pallets of wood and stuff and ride away with the cops after us and go down these banks. That was some of the stuff. We had other scenes, like I had to ride over the hood of this cop car and knock off the lights. It was pretty fun - nothing ultra-radical, but it was still a neat experience.
Bob Haro, www.facebook.com, july 2009: A classic Steven Speilberg film that I almost blew my chance to be a part of due to my arrogance as a kid - in 1980 when we filmed this in Northridge California near LA it was a very hot summer and wearing a green army jacket and ski mask made it even hotter as we worked on Second Unit (stunts) for the film. When we first worked on the movie it was called "A Boys Life" and was later changed to "ET" when it was officially released in theaters. Who would have know it would be such a classic so many years later... thank goodness I didn't blow-it.

The BMX chase.

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Flextech Television Limited, Hallmark Entertainment, Scottish Television Enterprises, UK, 1996.

Gadgetman envoyé par shgn1.
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan.
Genre: action/comedy.
Running Time: 1H14
Director: Chiu Chung-Hing.
Cast: Lam Siu-Lau, Dick Wei, Chen Shan, Yuen Cheung-Yan, Lee Gwok-Sau

www.cinemasie.com: Boss Duh (Chiu Chung Hing) est un homme d'affaire respecté qui aime sa petite fille mais il va s'attirer des ennuis en refusant de traiter avec un caïd de la drogue. Ce dernier va tenter de kidnapper sa petite fille, fan de Madonna, à la sortie d'un Mc Donald grâce à un kidnappeur déguisé en Mickey Mouse (!!), et soudoyer l'un de ses fidèles bras droit (Dick Wei) en manque d'amour paternel. Heureusement, la chance est avec Boss Duh puisqu'une équipe responsable d'effets spéciaux au cinéma mené par un inventeur excentrique (Yuen Cheung Yan), particulièrement doué en gadgets et en explosifs, et sa fille (Lam Siu Lau), cascadeuse et spécialiste du fight en bmx, vont lui venir en aide.

kfccinema.com: Duh is the head of a successful company, which is being watched closely by a local Triad group. When he decides to dedicate his life to protecting his young granddaughter, and gives the business to one of his son’s, the other son (Dick Wei) is determined to take control of the operation. Duh decides that the only way he can leave behind these pressures is to fake his own death, and so employs a local movie stunt team to achieve this so that he can dedicate his life to raising his granddaughter.

Russ Houghton, kfccinema.com: ‘Heroic Fight’ is like talking to a hyperactive nine-year old boy with attention deficit disorder while he is ripped to the tits on sugary drinks. Sporting an obvious Yuen Clan influence, this movie takes elements which made earlier Yuen movies ‘Miracle Fighters’ and ‘Shaolin Drunkard’ so great, and transposes them to 1980’s Hong Kong. Yuen Cheung Yan plays a wizard of a different kind, and becomes a technical wizard learned in the arts of movie making. Instead of magic, gadgets are used to dispose of evil henchmen, and instead of ghosts and demons, we have movie costumes used in battle. In it’s own way, this is quite post-modern stuff. By playing a movie stunt team, the tricks and stunts are semi-factual versions of the real methods used in HK movie making, and the movie props used are neither realistic or convincing in any context but a movie set. This allows the set-pieces to transcend their ridiculous premise, giving a sly wink to the audience and suggesting that the film’s detractors sit down, shut up and enjoy it. It’s just a movie! In amongst the HK style insanity, there are a lot of references to 80’s Americana. One key scene sees Duh’s Granddaughter Ting-Ting, (dressed as an 8 year old freaky whore-child version of Madonna) go to a McDonald’s restaurant with her friends. In comes Mickey Mouse, who uses balloons to float Ting-Ting up to the roof, where she is smuggled away by kidnappers. Lin Hsiao Long witnesses this happening, and uses her BMX skills to rescue Ting-Ting. Then we see Duh informed of this plan on his various telephones, shaped as a Coke Can and Garfield the cat. If this wasn’t barmy enough, this scene is only a quarter of the way into the film. Later on the American influence is seen at a wedding reception shoot-out. The good guys disguise themselves as a band, and sing ‘Power of Love’ by ‘80s power ballad crooner Jennifer Rush (‘I am your lady, and you are my man’). Lin Hsiao Long is perfectly cast, even though it is unclear whether her character is supposed to be male or female. Whichever is the case, she is fantastic as a boyish have-a-go hero. Yuen Cheung Yan is also very good as the buck-toothed head of the stunt-team, and the lesser members of the cast all play along with a refreshing enthusiasm. Special mention has to go to the always watch able Dick Wei, who as lead bad guy, has one of the few serious roles in the movie, and somehow remains menacing even when fighting against papier-mache monsters. The Yuen Clan have never been to everyone’s taste, and to some their movies may be too silly to absorb, but if you enjoy the more unusual oddities of Hong Kong cinema, then ‘Heroic Fight’ is a fix of pure ‘A’ grade hallucinogen. There is some genuinely satisfying Kung Fu on display, but depending on your idea of a good HK movie, other things get in the way, such as the squashy faced dog in a nappy, the rocket powered skates, the BMX stunts, and the giant ‘Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em Robot’. In retrospect, maybe including Jennifer Rush was just pushing things too far.
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en.wikipedia.org: Jack is a 1996 comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, and Bill Cosby, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Williams plays the role of Jack Powell, a boy who ages four times faster than normal as a result of a disease called Progeria
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www.lovehkfilm.com, october 2008:
Year: 1983
Director: Lau Kar-Leung
Producer: Wong Ka-Hee, Mona Fong Yat-Wah
Cast: Lau Kar-Leung, Kara Hui Ying-Hung, Gordon Liu Chia-Hui, Wong Yue, Chang Chan-Peng, Johnny Wang Lung-Wei, Guk Fung
The Skinny: A hip, young woman shakes up the world of a conservative martial arts sifu in this well-meaning, but woefully dated kung fu comedy from Lau Kar-Leung. An interesting premise is basically squandered due to slapdash plotting, but some likeable performances and solid action choreography, particularly in the finale, sweeten the experience considerably. Review by Sanjuro: In 1983, director Lau Kar-Leung re-teamed with Kara Hui Ying-Hung for The Lady is the Boss, a Shaw Brothers kung fu comedy that sought to capitalize on the success of the previous year's My Young Auntie. The duo's prior collaboration yielded an enjoyable, if imperfect cross-generational romp and even garnered Kara Hui a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress. So who can blame them for going to the well one more time? But even though the idea of making a follow-up sounds logical enough, the flick itself may be a prime example of the law of diminishing returns.
The premise of The Lady is the Boss is vaguely similar to My Young Auntie, although updated to the modern era. Due to urban development, Master Wong Hsia-Yuan (Lau Kar-Leung) and his students (Gordon Liu and Hsiao Hou among them) must abandon their old school and move to a new location. Once there, they expect the arrival of a new headmaster. But instead of welcoming the return of the school's founder as they expected, the students instead get the old man's daughter, the sexy, English-speaking Chan Mei-Ling (Kara Hui Ying-Hung). To their surprise, it's Mei-Ling who's going to be calling the shots from now on.
And from the moment she arrives, Mei-Ling starts shaking things up, flouting tradition at every turn. Fresh from a stint in America, the young woman finds the Hong Kong school's methods to be far too conservative for her liking and is shocked to learn of the school's pitifully low membership. To Hsia-Yuan's disgust, Mei-Ling starts employing various unconventional methods to lure new students to the fold: hawking promotional discounts, jockeying for media exposure, and even using cutesy children with kung fu skills as walking, talking advertisements. Offended by what he feels is a cheapening of his art, Hsia-Yuan washes his hands of the whole affair and retreats into the background.
When Mei-Ling takes full control over the school, the film begins to delve into kitsch, as the students start dressing in ridiculously over-the-top (even for the time) eighties-era fashions. Mei-Ling and company start exploring the discos, which if the film is to be believed were filled entirely with call girls, pot smoking degenerates, and mincing homosexuals. For some odd reason, she eagerly convinces these folks to sign up for kung fu lessons. The results are, as one might expect, less than stellar.
After a solid first half, the film begins to lose its grip when the focus moves away from the main characters and centers instead on a group of call girls who've just joined the school. Although this diversion helps set up the film's main conflict, it really derails the generational battle that the storyline seemed to be setting up in the first reel. To make matters even more confusing, when Mei-Ling goes to avenge her students against a gang of hoodlums led by Johnny Wang Lung-Wei, she brings along a crew of complete unknowns straight out of BMX Bandits. Although the action sequence itself is pretty creative (if odd), the fact that Gordon Liu, Hsiao Hou, and the other main disciples are absent really lessens the viewer's interest in the onscreen battle. One is forced to wonder, what happened to the main cast we've grown to love?
Well, whatever the reason for their absence, Lau Kar-Leung corrects this mistake by bringing those characters back for the climax. The kung fu fighting is at full-force during the film's ending battle—which pretty much saves the movie. The inclusion of a Mad Monkey Kung Fu homage and a nifty 36th Chamber of Shaolin parody featuring Gordon Liu himself gives the finale just the right touch of humor. But even if the film concludes with a bang, it's unfortunate that the generational conflict wasn't given a chance to play out in a more natural fashion. Of course, from the get-go, we expect the elder and younger generations to come to a sense of understanding, but due to some spotty scripting, the way in which it unfolds seems obviously forced.
Even with the lack of a quality script, the all-star cast help keep the proceedings interesting. Kara Hui Ying-Hung, in particular, shines in the starring role and gives a gutsy performance, but the outlandish "I love the eighties" fashions really do her appearance a grave injustice. In this case, the wardrobe malfunction has nothing to do with clothes falling off, but with the crappy get-ups she and other characters put on.
Despite her brash behavior, Mei-Ling remains pretty likeable, but for some, her "revolutionary" ideas will probably get a little annoying. And as with My Young Auntie, Kara Hui Ying-Hung's character is kidnapped which of course, necessitates her being saved by Lau-Kar-Leung and company. As with the previous film, it's a blown opportunity to let a strong female actress take center stage in the finale, and one wonders why the filmmakers felt they had to fall back on the same old "damsel in distress" ploy.
In any case, despite the slapdash plotting and muddled generational theme, The Lady is the Boss has plenty of top quality martial arts action, and thanks to some fine performances all around, it earns just enough good will to make up for its obvious deficits. I give it a marginal recommendation at best; but if you're feeling nostalgic for old school Shaw Brothers kung fu or get a kick out of Flock of Seagulls haircuts, then this is the movie for you. (Sanjuro 2005)
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www.lovetricycle.com: Love Tricycle is a computer-animated short film about a love triangle between 3 bicycles. Beau is a handsome, eligible bachelor. Bec is the girl of his dreams. Harley is her impetuous ex-boyfriend who can’t let her go. Beau is faced with a lonely summer holiday when he sees Bec passing by, and it’s love at first sight. That afternoon in the small town of Rimside, these 3 bikes find themselves in a love triangle, and when Beau and Harley clash, sparks fly. Only one of them deserves to take Bec’s handlebar.

Year Of Production: 2003.
Running Time: 13:22.
Directed by Andrew Goode.
Carsten Conrad: On Mad mission 2 -Aces Go Places there's Jackie Chan riding a bmx bike. On youtube is a trailer of this video. At 3.20min you see a little shortcut from this.
Mike Escamilla and Rick Thorne where both in mall cop.

Mike Escamilla and Mike Vallely aren't just doing stunts in the comedy movie 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop,' the two extreme athletes are playing characters integral to the plot of the film.

Mike Escamilla, mikeescamilla.net, april 2009: I’m doing a dead sailor…sweet. anyways im stoked the movie is finally hitting the shelves after making close to 200 million world wide. I actually made 3 of the Extra features in the DVD so check it out. Comes out May 19th.
Roman, july 2013: There is a section where 2 BMX riders (the two main characters) are cruising in the mall and doing tricks lick the pedaling deathtruck (with the unicycle hub)
TROPFEST, www.youtube.com: Directed by Michelle Lehman, last year's Tropfest Australia winning film, Marry Me, tells a little love story about "a little girl who likes a little boy and a little boy who likes his BMX bike". The film was inspired by a true story when director, Michelle, at 5 years of age, would chase Jason Mahooney around the school in a pretend wedding dress (her mother's nightie).
MISMATCHED COUPLES (1985), directed by Yuen Woo-ping and starring Donnie Yen. Eddie (Donnie Yen) embarrasses Kenny (Kenny Perez) in an unconventional version of tennis.
Chad Johnston, october 2007: I was visiting the cinema section and noticed that Pee Wee's Big Adventure is missing from the list. The Murray BMX team appears in the movie and Pee Wee himself busts some flat and air moves.

Sorti le 3 juin 1987 en France et le 9 août 1985 aux USA.
Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, more cast
Directed By: Tim Burton

Synopsis: The love of Pee-wee Herman's life is his bicycle. When it is stolen, he is send on a wild cross country adventure after a fortune teller tells him his bicycle is in the basement of the Alamo. Along the way, Pee-wee encounters an escaped convict, a waitress with wanderlust and a jealous boyfriend, and a mysterious female truck driver.
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Stussy, www.vintagebmx.com, may 2005: That movie was filmed in Toronto Canada and the name of the rider was Randy Jenkins. He was a local bitd that could rip it up on flat and ramps.
Released in 1994.
Il y a dans ce film une session de BMX sur la Place Rouge avec Olivier Prosper, Olivier Renard, Michel Lavandet et Michaël Clerté...
Released in 1986.
In color.
94 minutes.
Director, Hal Needham.
Stars Talia Shire, Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Ray Walston, Jack Weston and Bart Conner.

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!".

Bill Lazdowski: 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.

Gerrit Does: January 1986 issue of BMX ACTION by Bob Osborn reported on " THE MAKING of RAD" a BMX movie. The filming took place up in Canada. The idea to make a special BMX movie was born in 1983 by movie scriptwriter Sam Bernard. Pat Romano and Eddie Fiola did stunts. The BMX factories represented were mainly GT, Red Line, Vans, Hutch, Norco, Skyway and Robinson, Mongoose and Murray supplied the bikes. Also involved in the movie were Mike Miranda, Martin Aparijo, Jose Yanez and Kevin Hull.

Bicross magazine #44 mai 1986: Présenté au festival de Cannes le 11 mai 1986.
L'histoire est sympa. Un héros local, talentueux bicrosseur, Allen, rêve de participer sur un circuit diabolique: Helltrack, à une course dotée de 100 000$ de prix. Mais un promoteur sans scrupule du nom de Weston est prêt à tout pour faire gagner Conner, son protégé.
Du bicross à outrance sur un circuit spécialement créé pour le film avec une butte de départ et un à pic de 7m de hauteur.
Pour doubler les principaux acteurs, des noms célèbres, Eddie Fiola, Mike Miranda, Beatle Rosecrans, Travis Chipres et le fameux Jose Yanez qui réalise dans ce film les sauts périlleux dont il a le secret.

Hell Track

Jose Yanez
Quand Mallaury Nataf et Bernard Montiel présentent une démo de waterjump !!!
Alan Foster, www.fatbmx.com, june 2005: Scotty Cranmer has been busy doing some stunt work for a Disney movie called Stick It. He spent all last week in CA doing the stunt work for two actors in the movie. It doesn't call him out for being Scotty but he did do the front flip and double whip flip so it shouldn't be too hard to point him out.

Rebellious 17-year old Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is a natural athlete who seems to be more interested in hanging with her skater punk friends, listening to thrasher music and causing trouble than competing in gymnastics. But after her latest run-in with the law, a judge sentences Haley to her ultimate nightmare—attending an elite gymnastics academy run by legendary hardnosed coach Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges). However, when her own competitive aspirations and rivalries begin to surface, Haley must choose between personal glory and the loyalty and friendship of her new teammates.

Genres: Comedy and Sports
Release Date: April 21st, 2006 (wide)
Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Production Co.: Happy Landing Productions, Spyglass Entertainment Group
Studios: Touchstone Pictures
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Produced in: United States
stick it scotty cranmer


An evil dogcatcher is snatching pets and selling them to a local lab for scientific testing. With the help of the Bike Squad, Ryan must save his best friend and dog, Jupiter, before it’s too late.

Produced by Michael Feifer
Directed by Richard Gabai
Written by Paul Chitlik
Edited by Brett Hedlund
Cinematography by Michael Goi

Ryan - Braden Parkes
Carlos - Wolf Bradley
Ned - Thomas Garner
Jim Moore - Michael Louden
Stan - Michael McConnohie
Earl - Michael Olifiers

www.b-independent.com: Ryan is the new kid in town. He's there to spend the summer with his dad and is really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, his dad just got a new position at the university and can't spend a lot of time with his son. To make up for it he got Ryan a new bike, and then Ryan does have the affections of his golden retriever, Jupiter.
What Ryan doesn't know is that there are a pair of dognappers in town picking up all the strays for medical experiments. And the doctor in charge of research is trying out a new form of anesthesia. The only problem with that is none of the test animals have managed to survive the tests. It isn't long before Jupiter wanders out of his yard and is in the clutches of the evil dognappers. Ryan is forced to join forces with a trio of bike riding local kids who call themselves The Bike Squad. They have to save Jupiter before it's too late.
The basic premise of THE BIKE SQUAD is a sound one. The makers of the film are smart enough to use bright kids in the main parts and shoot on film to make it more palatable to the younger set. For some reason the kids nowadays see video and they automatically think cheap. Or at least my kids do. There are the obvious stereotypes that you find in the majority of kids movies. The girl is always the smart one. You get one fat kid, but not too fat. The dognappers act retarded as if they just graduated the HOME ALONE school of adult acting.
But, is the movie any good? Sure. At least I think so. Being a forty-one year old male I'm pretty sure I'm not the target audience for this kind of picture. It does dumb things down considerably. The sets when we're not at dad's house are pretty bare and cheap. It looks more like an abandoned warehouse than a medical research facility. Especially when the kids find the other research facility and it's just a bait shop by a lake.
And it is amazing how many people are named Michael in real life that are attached to this film. In addition to the producer and the cinematographer, all three of the bad guys are named Michael. There's even another actor named Michael. I'll bet it was chaos on this set when they were trying to direct the actor's using their real names. And, according to imdb.com, there's even a sequel in the works. I'm not sure how that would work since there are no returning actors from this film. Kinda bizarre.
The final thing I'd like to mention is that the director and screenwriter for this flick have only low budget skin flicks. Director Gabai is even the man responsible for the outlandish BLOOD NASTY with Linnea Quigley. So, either these gentlemen are trying to make films for their kids or they realize that with the number of cable channels geared towards children out there, making children movies is akin to printing your own money.

xfile1971 from Phoenix, AZ - USA, www.imdb.com: Too many movie makers these days either don't know or don't care that the modern child is more difficult to entertain than the kid of yesteryear. Like it or not, they are usually exposed to more at an earlier age and they are going to be too savvy for this kind of fluff.
"The Bike Squad" centers around a pre-teen named Ryan. Ryan's dog is stolen by a couple of bumbling dognappers and it's up to him and three of his new friends to get the dog back. As it turns out, dogs are being snatched up at an alarming rate around town and are being sold by the twosome to an evil researcher.
From that description, you can pretty much guess how everything will unfold. The only possible surprise is when the four kids actually break into a research lab like a pint-sized ALF. The rest of the film is the same old tired cliche of kids who are constantly being let down by clueless adults who don't believe them.
The acting is uniformly awful with the exception of Graham Spillman. As the lead child, Braden Parkes is inoffensive but lacking in natural talent. This is one "boy and his dog" movie that you'll wanna smack on the nose with a rolled up newspaper. 2/10
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Thomas Caillard, www.agoride.com, mai 2008: Je rentre d'Ukraine ou j'ai tourné les cascades bmx du prochain film de Luc Besson (Transporter 3).