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Race for Glory (1989)

R | | Action | 3 November 1989 (USA)
A member of an up and coming motorcycle racing team abandons his teamates to join a rival team. He ends up playing second fiddle to the champion of the new team. Not satisfied, and against ... See full summary »

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Cody Gifford
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Chris
Pamela Ludwig ...
Jenny
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Jack Davis
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Klaus Kroetter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Blossom ...
Mrs. Eastman
Steve Carlisle ...
Mo Turner
Teco Celio ...
Guido
John Chambers ...
Security Guard
Ching-Yi Chen ...
Miiko
Frédéric Darié ...
Francois
Jerome Dempsey ...
Ray Crowley
Frank Dolan ...
Mailman
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Mourner
Sanford Gorodetsky ...
Mr. Eastman
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A member of an up and coming motorcycle racing team abandons his teamates to join a rival team. He ends up playing second fiddle to the champion of the new team. Not satisfied, and against the wishes of his new boss, he tries to beat the champion but fails. He leaves racing, eventually to return and reunite with his old friends in an attempt to win the Grand Prix. Written by Fryingham

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3 November 1989 (USA)  »

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$100,326 (USA)
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The production company actually sponsored two real racers who ended up as #17 and 22 on the circuit for the year. This enabled them to be on the track and set up within the racing pits. See more »

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Any Man's Country
Written by Jonathan Cain/Michael Bolton
Produced by Clif Magness
Performed by Bobby Kimball
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Thinly veiled account of American jingoism in motorcycle racing.
23 January 2003 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

Is it just me or the fact that the evil racing team is Japanese and that their arrogant star racer is German seem a little over the top? Maybe that is how it is on the international racing circuit but if all America had representing them are chumps like Cody and his mechanic Chris (Peter Berg, who must have been still learning how to act) then I would be rooting for another country. Formula movies can be good but the characters have to be likeable and no one meets that criteria in this movie. To put it succinctly

  • a very bad movie.



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