We all remember the fantastic Talia Shire for her role in the "Rocky" movies as Rocky's wife Adrian, and of course her coveted role in the "Godfather" movies. Talia also starred in the cult classic ‘RAD’ in the 80's!
Originally released in 1986 during the rise of the BMX bike craze, this powerful piece of pop cultural nostalgia follows Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a small town kid determined to win an infamous BMX race set on a nearly impossible course known as Helltrack. A sleeper hit upon its initial release, the film has become one of the iconic cult movies of the 1980s and amongst BMX professionals, spawning fan clubs and repertory film screenings for decades. Also stars Talia Shire, Bart Conner, Jack Weston, & Ray Walston.
"Rad" has been re-released on Altavod and it will be available on demand on July 24th (it's also available on Blu-Ray).
Talia talked to Carolyn McArdle about her audition for "Rocky" and what her experience was like with Sylvester Stallone!