The Dirt Bike Kid When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big business, he becomes the town hero. If you’re crazy about magic, hot for action, ready for romance, and wild about winning… this movie’s for you! If you’re crazy about magic, hot for action, ready for romance, and wild about winning… this movie’s for you!
This, the Karate Kid Part II, and Flight of the Navigator were the first three movies I ever had on VHS, and boy did I wear them out. This is in many ways the classic 80s kid’s movie story. Evil developer/lawyer types want to pave over the hot dog restaurant, or the Goonies’ house, or Ernest’s summer camp, or Demi Moore’s grandparents, and our heroes spring into action!
The Dirt Bike Kid That hilarious kid who played Ralphie in A Christmas Story plays a nerd in a town where every kid inexplicably has a motorbike (even 12 y/o girls ride pink Vespas). He buys a junky old dirt bike that he fixes up in a montage scene, and the bike comes to life and can do awesome stuff on its own. Using his super-bike, Ralphie must stop a evil, greedy banker from paving over Mike’s Dog House, the local hot dog joint.
It’s a fun movie for kids, and the good guys win at the end.