I remember when a few of my mates, all of which had BMX's back then, told me they were going town to watch this film.
My parents never had the money for me like many other friends, so I didn't get to see it at the Cinema.
I do seem to remember finnaly getting to watch it on the TV when it was shown years later, and thought it was great, well what BMX riding kid wouldn't.
It seems alot of people review this original BMX Movie but seem to forget it was made for a young teenage audience, It has everything you could want at that age, BMX, Racing, Stunts, Laughs, Villans, Chases and it's not totally predictable like Rad.
Well I bought the dvd a year or so back and thought the start was awesome, getting ready with matching coloured helmets and masks, riding these classic bikes... Mongoose & Diamnond Back, heading down to the sea front, sun shining on the chrome, doing some stunts, very cool. Who wouldn't like to be doing that right now!
It's non stop action from start to finnish, it's fun, foolish with great australian scenary, cars, boats, bikes and sun, just what every kid wants
It made me think after watching the start a few times, can I built replicas of those two bikes they ride, so I started buying some old orignal bmx and parts and I am now close to finnishing them, only wish I lived over in Manly Australia so I could ride them down the same sea front with my near exact Mongoose & Diamond Back BMX with helmet and mask and remake the start of this awesome 80's BMX film :0)
Don't let others put you off this classic flick, especially at the crazy low price it is at present, it's a must buy 80's movie with nothing but FUN, I just wish there were more BMX movies around!!!