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Old 09-20-19, 05:44 PM
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Forgotten BMX movie from the 1970's

I remember a BMX movie from the mid 1970s where the theme was that a poor kid couldn't afford a fancy and strong BMX like the other kids in the neighborhood... Somehow a local man made him one by bending and welding tubes and the kid was able to compete in a race or ride around with the other kids. That movie always stuck with me, but I can't remember which one it was... anyone know?
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Old 09-21-19, 03:19 AM
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Tagged for interest...

Only real bike movie I know is RAD and that came out either late 80s early 90s..
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Only real bike movie I know is RAD and that came out either late 80s early 90s..
Rad (1986)—best BMX movie ever!

https://www.pinkbike.com/video/465257/

Never gets old.
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Old 09-22-19, 07:03 PM
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The movie I'm looking for was on TV in 1977, not 86.
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Old 09-23-19, 09:43 AM
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Rad (1986)óbest BMX movie ever!

https://www.pinkbike.com/video/465257/

Never gets old.
I just bought a copy off Amazon and watched it a few nights ago... I don't want to say it was in HD, but the quality was supringly good from what I remember my VHS version being.

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The movie I'm looking for was on TV in 1977, not 86.
I got nothing then, I even tried Google, DuckDuckGo and IMDB.com...
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Old 09-23-19, 03:14 PM
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Not sure which one you're looking for, but there was also BMX Bandits. From Australia with a 16 year old Nicole Kidman.
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Old 09-26-19, 08:18 AM
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I think I saw this recently if not a full length movie.

Kid meets other kids, he is riding Schwinn type bike with bmx tires, they make fun of him and challenge to race. He loses, goes back and starts building his bike with dad, working for parts. Enters race with all jerky kids and is beating them. One of them crash and he stops to help vs winning. They all become friends.

If that one I think it posted on retro bmx riders on FB. Is on YouTube.
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"Loser Take All" - after school special. Lots of old school zootness...

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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
"Loser Take All" - after school special. Lots of old school zootness...
OK, I never realized how crappy it was for some people. I was as poor as dirt, and I could never afford a BMX bike when I was a kid,...but the racism is something I totally forgot about. How ignorant of me, and how eye opening this video is.
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Originally Posted by bedtime View Post
Rad (1986)óbest BMX movie ever!

https://www.pinkbike.com/video/465257/

Never gets old.
Holy cow, after watching this movie again after decades, I was cringing at Bart Conner's attempt at acting. He should have just stuck to gymnastics.
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Old 09-29-19, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Junkbeast View Post
Not sure which one you're looking for, but there was also BMX Bandits. From Australia with a 16 year old Nicole Kidman.
BMX BanditsPG 1983 ‧ Drama/Crime ‧ 1h 32m


I'm looking for 1977 or around that time. Not in the 80's.



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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
"Loser Take All" - after school special. Lots of old school zootness...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-KsV4s_uhik
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Yeah, that's it!!! Thanks! I remember the old man turning is bike into a competitive BMX bike. Thanks so much for this.
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Originally Posted by gitanesearch View Post


I'm looking for 1977 or around that time. Not in the 80's.





Hence the, "...there was also BMX Bandits."

Glad they found the one you wanted though.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
"Loser Take All" - after school special. Lots of old school zootness...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-KsV4s_uhik
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Yep that's it.
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Originally Posted by Junkbeast View Post
Hence the, "...there was also BMX Bandits."

Glad they found the one you wanted though.
I appreciate the help, and not trying to be a d!ck, but BMX Bandits was in 1983... but yeah that's awesome to have found this, it shows the sport when I first got into it.
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Here's the link to the movie in case the YouTube gets deleted.

https://www.tv.com/shows/insight/loser-takes-all-935174/
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Somehow a local man made him one by bending and welding tubes and the kid was able to compete in a race or ride around with the other kids. That movie always stuck with me, but I can't remember which one it was... anyone know?
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Old 12-26-19, 11:10 AM
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I'm following this tread.
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Old 12-26-19, 11:36 AM
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There is a 1986 movie called RAD
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Old 12-26-19, 12:07 PM
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Somehow a local man made him one by bending and welding tubes and the kid was able to compete in a race or ride around with the other kids. That movie always stuck with me, but I can't remember which one it was... anyone know?
It was his dad --- I just watched it . Pretty cheesy, but its the 70's .

The main character is a 4'9 Hispanic child (who looks to be about 12) who is wanting to compete in a race with the 15 or 16 year old bully who is a foot taller and 50 lbs heavier.

I guess its about as realistic as any Hallmark channel love story
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1983 Bmx bandit with nicole kidman
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Damn the 80's must have been so cool. Gotta see all of these, only browsed through em quickly but I love the vibe.
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OK, I never realized how crappy it was for some people. I was as poor as dirt, and I could never afford a BMX bike when I was a kid,...but the racism is something I totally forgot about. How ignorant of me, and how eye opening this video is.
Racism was still pretty bad but I've seen both sides being half. My last name is Mexican. But I am 6'0 and light skinned. I get flack online sometimes for my last name, you can always tell by how by how people approach you or comment, they think you should be stupid or not have knowledge about "their" subject. And it has increased with the current president making them feel empowered. Yet, I tried to like him initially and do like some of what he does, just not the extremism (of both sides) or the petty name calling.

On the other hand, I've had Mexicans or others think Im white and act weird around me or think I'm a cop. Because I'm white looking and legit, and carry myself well? Is what it is, racial pride is ignorance or a low IQ reflection IMO.

The 60s were worse. Putting these things on muscle bikes for kids. I would buy on if it came up though 😀, part of history. They sell for $500+.
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