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Race the Sun (1996)

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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in ... See full summary »

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Jack Fryman
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Eduardo Braz
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Marco Kito
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Frank Machi
Robert Hughes
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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia. Written by David

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hawaii | australia | teacher | car | teenager | See more »

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A dream can make all the difference under the sun.


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Rated PG for mild language and a brief incident of teen drinking | See all certifications »
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22 March 1996 (USA)  »

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$1,700,000 (USA)
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At the science fair, Marco calls the students from the competing team mahu(s) which is the Hawaiian word for homosexuals. See more »

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When introducing herself to the students, Ms. Beecher prints her name on the blackboard. It repeatedly changes between printed and cursive throughout the scene. See more »

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Send Me On My Way
Written by Michael Glabicki, Liz Berlin, John Buynak, Jim DiSpirito (as James Dispirito),
Jim Donovan (as James Donovan), Patrick Norman & Jenn Wertz
Performed by Rusted Root
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Would have liked it better without the added predictable formula add-ins.
17 August 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Would have liked it better without the added predictable formula add-ins. Loosely based on the Konawaena high school team. In 1989, the High School formed a team of students, faculty and community advisers. Using a grant from the State of Hawaii, the team built a final vehicle that won a three and a half day state race against five other schools. As a result of the victory, the State of Hawaii funded the team for the 1990 World Solar Challenge, a 2000 mile race from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia. The team placed 18th overall winning the World Champion high school division. The first high school to officially finish the World Solar Challenge. I give it a 5 only because they added enough non-factual elements to make many viewers unaware of the true story behind it.


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