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On Any Sunday (1971)

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Documentary on motorcycle racing featuring stars of the sport, including film star Steve McQueen, a racer in his own right.

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A documentary following the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts, including actor Steve McQueen. First asking the question "Why do they do it?" this film looks at the people who devote (and sometimes risk) their lives to racing on tracks and off-road courses around the world. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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28 July 1971 (USA)  »

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$313,000 (estimated)
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Access to the beach for the final scenes in the film (shot at Camp Pendleton, a marine base in California), was originally denied to Bruce Brown, but Steve McQueen intervened and the Pendleton officials then gave permission. See more »

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Narrator: [after a desert racer move a turtle out of the trail] Desert racers are nice people.
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On Any Sunday
Lyrics by Sally Stevens
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Sung by Sally Stevens
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Best Bruce Brown Movie
12 July 2008 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

A couple of years ago, TCM showed a retrospective of Bruce Brown's surfing films from the 60s, including the well known "Endless Summer". But the one that stood out from all the rest was "On Any Sunday", a motorcycle film that still bears repeated viewings.

From what I understand, it was the film that actually introduced professional motocross racing to the rest of the country. It reminded me a lot of the 80s when I first started on trail bikes and then went to Enduro 2-strokes. I've since given up riding like that for the sake of the family, but man, it did bring back a lot of memories...

I wish I had seen it before the TCM showing but I never got around to it. Talk about falling through the radar!


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