A Nike commercial where Robert Rodriguez pitches an idea for an action movie to NBA star Kobe Bryant about Bryant's alter ego The Black Mamba, which is Bryant's actual nickname. A crime lord knows only as Boss is after Mamba's Nike shoes.
Near the beginning of the drag race with Julie's hair on fire, in a wide shot from the front of the cars, Julie's friend can be seen with her sweater on Julie's head before she's seen taking off that sweater to put out the fire a few moments later. See more »
Get the big part?
Nearly had her going.
Are you sure she didn't have you going?
Only below the belly button.
Don't worry, I let it drain into my boot.
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Interspersed with the cast credits are outtakes. See more »
A friend of mine saw this movie on Showtime & recommended it. I had the good fortune to rent - & later buy the laserdisc version which includes a Director's commentary track. The film's good, but RR's commentary makes it MUCH better. Hearing how he ended up getting this gig, what exactly he was given to work with and how he ended up with the film you're watching, is another great story for fans of the director or just film-making in general. On the comment track he alludes to lots of other material that he has from this project, like videos made during production, and makes an offhand comment to the effect that 'someday if this ever comes out on DVD....' Well, I for one would stand in line for a copy. If you enjoy the 10 minute film school features & other extras on RR's DVDs, you too should petition the powers that be to release RoadRacers on DVD - along with the original (&/or new) commentary track & extras.
It's am important step in Rodriguez' evolution from maverick indy to maverick big-league filmmaker. A DVD version would be a must-have for any fan.
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