Roadracers (1994)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  22 July 1994 (USA)
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Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dude Delaney
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Christian Klemash ...
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Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rebel Highway  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Nixer: [Dude pulls a bottle out of his refrigerator] Throw me one of those, Dude.
Dude: You couldn't catch a crab in a whorehouse.
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This sleeper needs DVD release
14 May 2005 | by (Boston MA) – See all my reviews

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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