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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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Cindy Johnson
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Jack Fryman
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Eduardo Braz
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Hans Kooiman
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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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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 »

Goofs

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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Timeless Land
Performed by Yothu Yindi
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Fine, for what it is
26 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

The theme for this movie is as old as the sun itself, but that does not prevent the viewer from caring about the outcome. The movie is harmless (think "Rocky" on wheels) and has a great cast, all of whom give it their all.

I wouldn't run out and buy a copy but you get to see some great young actors and some nice Australian scenery.


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