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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted June 17 2006 - 03:49 PM

In preparation to watch the new Grand Prix, I tried to think of other movies that focused on professional auto racing. Here's what came to mind right away:

Days of Thunder
Cars

Clearly I'm forgetting many a flick - what else has been out there?
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#2 of 20 OFFLINE   ToddP

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Posted June 17 2006 - 06:05 PM

Driven (F1 racing with Stallone)
the upcoming Talledega Nights (Nascar with Will Farrell)
the Herbie movies

#3 of 20 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted June 19 2006 - 04:39 AM

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Driven (F1 racing with Stallone)
ChampCar, not F1 (Sorry, but F1 fans will probably blow a gasket if they see someone referring to ChampCar as F1).

Other films:
Le Mans (the real 24-hour race was this past weekend, too).
Winning
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#4 of 20 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 19 2006 - 05:01 AM

I'd say Driven isn't worth mentioning because it is one of the worst movies ever made....

One of my favorite DVDs of all time is the IMAX Superspeedway disc - just cannot be beat for the "you are there" feeling.
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#5 of 20 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted June 19 2006 - 05:22 AM

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I'd say Driven isn't worth mentioning because it is one of the worst movies ever made....
True. I left off the part about the F1 fans blowing even more gaskets for thinking a POS like Driven was an F1 film.
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Posted June 19 2006 - 11:52 PM

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Posted June 20 2006 - 04:03 AM

The Gumball Rally

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Posted June 20 2006 - 04:26 AM

Six Pack

Diane Lane was literally beyond belief.
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#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted June 20 2006 - 04:27 AM

How could we forget Stroker Ace?
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#10 of 20 OFFLINE   Raasean Asaad

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Posted June 20 2006 - 05:40 AM

While Driven the movie was garbage, it is shot beautifully and is IMHO a very impressive DVD visually.
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#11 of 20 OFFLINE   Bob_Lawrance

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Posted June 20 2006 - 07:44 AM

Days of Thunder

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Posted June 20 2006 - 08:21 PM

Heart Like a Wheel with Bonnie Bedelia.

The Cannonball Run

The Fast and the Furious

I'm all over Talledega Nights! For a NASCAR fan like me, this looks hilarious, even the name of Will Farrel's character is funny...'Ricky Bobby' lol. You have to be a fan to know why that name is funny. Posted Image
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#13 of 20 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 21 2006 - 04:06 AM

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While Driven the movie was garbage, it is shot beautifully and is IMHO a very impressive DVD visually.

Huh? There were almost no real cars in the whole movie, it was almost entirely CG, and not even good CG at that...and the cinematography was not exactly top rate. There were a few cool scenes, but otherwise the movie was crap with dialogue that seemed like it was written by a 10yr old.

Cannonball Run...goofy, fun, I loved it Posted Image
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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Raasean Asaad

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Posted June 21 2006 - 06:13 AM

And yet a lot of people consider it refernce material, take a look at it again.

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#15 of 20 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 21 2006 - 08:05 AM

They're talking about the TRANSFER, not the cinematography....not to mention we're talking about the MOVIE. I don't think I'm the one who needs to look again. The best cinematography on earth can't make a crappy movie better...
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Posted June 21 2006 - 06:50 PM

The CGI cars in Driven are not relavent here anyway, this thread is about racing themed films, and Driven is certaintly one of them.

It's a bad film, but it IS a film about auto racing.
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Posted June 21 2006 - 07:13 PM

I'll second that "Superspeedway" recommendation. Excellent film about racing. I found it to be very interesting and I am not a racing fan by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I generally find auto racing boring......at least until someone crashes Posted Image .....but "Superspeedway" succeeded in giving one the feel of sitting in a racing car.

Edited to add:

Fast and the Furious 1, 2 and 3 both involve auto racing.
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Posted June 22 2006 - 04:26 AM

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Fast and the Furious 1, 2 and 3 all involve auto racing.
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#19 of 20 OFFLINE   Sylvia*ST

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Posted June 26 2006 - 05:57 AM

Le Mans and The Racers

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Posted June 26 2006 - 09:19 AM

I'm not sure it's on DVD, but ESPN's "3" is a decent bio-flick on Dale Earnhardt.


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