MY RAD CAREER BOOK by Bill Allen (Cru Jones)
Autographed by Bill Allen
If you were a teenager around 1986, odds are you ended up in an emergency room somewhere, with a broken arm or collar bone, trying to reenact the bike stunts performed in a little sleeper movie that became a home rental sensation, called RAD.
This wholesome, sweet movie about a “local boy who makes good” set a generation of kids on fire for BMX… and yet amazingly, in real life, its star had never actually owned a bicycle.
In his memoir, My RAD Career, Bill Allen shares what it was like to play Cru Jones alongside Lori Loughlin, Olympic Gold Medalist Bart Conner, and Talia Shire, as well as the thrill of discovering the inventors and first stars of BMX (Eddie Fiola, Jose Yanez, Martin Aparijo, and so many more – riders and stunt doubles in the film), witnessing them literally risk their necks as they invented and executed amazing feats on set, not to mention the history-making filming techniques of director and Oscar-Winner, Hal Needham.