In this Nike commercial, director Robert Rodriguez pitches NBA star Kobe Bryant an idea for an action film in which Bryant's alter-ego, The Black Mamba, is being pursued by a crime lord known only as "Boss" who wants to get his hands on Mamba's shoes.
Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »
Ernesto Gómez Cruz,
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The grease slick on the skate arena goes from a thin splotch to a large puddle, after Donna passes through it. See more »
[trying to convince Dude not to go to the rumble]
I know you hate this town. I know you hate Teddy. I do, too. But I also know you love your music. So fight for what you love, not for what you hate.
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At the end of the credits is a cut scene in the movie theatre with the stranger glimpsed briefly the first time. See more »
A very entertaining quickie TV movie with a strong performance from David Arquette.
For a quickie TV movie 'Roadracers' is a hell of a lot of fun. Robert Rodriguez made this homage to AIP in between his astonishing low budget debut 'El Mariachi' and its disappointing sequel 'Desperado'. David Arquette's performance really makes this one work. I often find Arquette's stoner characters to be irritating but he's quite different here, and really good. His greaser character Buddy must decide between playing guitar in a rock'n'roll band or playing the hand destiny has dealt him in a small town that despises him. Rodgriguez regular Salma Hayek plays Arquette's girlfriend, and his geeky best friend who is obsessed with 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' is played by John Hawkes who you will probably remember from the opening sequence of 'From Dusk Til Dawn'. And then there's William Sadler as the sheriff who detests Buddy. Sadler's always good no matter what he's in. I can't argue that this is a great movie but it is a very entertaining one, and worth tracking down.
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