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A 1986 movie about BMX racing, complete with a heavy amount of '80s slang, hairdos, and music. It stars a racer named Cru, who must choose between a qualifying spot on the upcoming Helltrack BMX race and his SATs toward college, both of which take place on the same day.
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Not to be confused with the 2019 Double Fine Roguelike of the same name.

This film provides examples of:

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The Mongoose Bicycling Company CEO is pretty mcuh pure evil and rigs the bike races to promote his own riders.
  • The '80s: Fashions, slang and BMX racing. It's to get any more 80s.
  • Falling-in-Love Montage: Between Cru and Christian as they go have a day in the woods, throw rocks, and slide into a lake fully clothed.
  • Flipping the Bird: Everyone who's seen the film remembers Ray Walston flipping off the CEO.
  • Long List: The announcer of the big race spends about two minutes of screen time listing the names, home towns and racing teams of every single racer.

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