5.4/10
2,809
27 user 15 critic

Race the Sun (1996)

Trailer
2:23 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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.

Writer:

Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dogwatch (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Adrift in hostile waters, during the last vicious battles of the Triad societies after explusion from mainland China, The Captain, William, is ruined. He has a shady past, a drinking ... See full summary »

Director: Laurie McInnes
Stars: Steven Vidler, Russell Kiefel, Richard Carter
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Holden Jones
Stars: Halle Berry, Christopher McDonald, Peter Greene
Journey (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Journey and his grandfather Marcus have to come to terms with each other's reactions to the loss when Journey's mother, Min, decides to leave Journey and his sister Cat to be looked after ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Jason Robards, Brenda Fricker, Max Pomeranc
K-911 (Video 1999)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Mike Dooley has been teamed up with Jerry Lee, a German Shepherd dog, for nearly ten years, but Jerry Lee isn't as young as he once was, and Dooley's superiors suggest that maybe it's time ... See full summary »

Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Stars: Jim Belushi, Christine Tucci, James Handy
Lemon Sky (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Tom Atkins, Lindsay Crouse
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An actor from a popular television sitcom agrees to appear at the Grand Opening of a Houston Super Kmart. On his journey to and appearance at the Kmart, he learns lessons about his career, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie
Stars: Lillian Adams, Casey Affleck, Cara Buono
Floating (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Floating is the story of a young man's struggle to come of age during a violent period of emotional and financial bankruptcy. The film stars Norman Reedus as Van, a son shouldering the ... See full summary »

Director: William Roth
Stars: Norman Reedus, Chad Lowe, Will Lyman
K-9 (1989)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel
Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A co-ed is caught between the world of the living and the dead.

Director: Stephen Carpenter
Stars: Melissa Sagemiller, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Frank Machi (as James Belushi)
...
Commissioner Hawkes
...
...
...
Jack Fryman
...
...
...
Sara Tanaka ...
Uni Kakamura
...
Oni Nagano
Adriane Napualani Uganiza ...
Luana Kanahele
...
...
Judd Potter
...
Ed Webster
Edit

Storyline

Idealistic Sandra Beecher has just started working as a Science teacher at Kona-Pali High School in Hawaii, being hired for this job despite her teaching background being English. Her reason for taking the job is largely to run away from the mainland and a failed marriage. She finds that her students are an unmotivated lot, largely because there are low societal expectations of them, including from their parents and the school faculty. As such, she directs a handful of her most unmotivated students to attend a regional science fair at which there are no Kona-Pali displays to come up with their own science fair projects. An incident at the fair does spur one of her students, Daniel Webster, self-professed as not being good at most things but believing he is a good designer, to announce, with the support of his fellow students, that they want to build a solar powered car of his design as their project, and to enter that car in the upcoming Inter-island Race. American Corporate giant, ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A dream can make all the difference under the sun.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and a brief incident of teen drinking | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La compétition  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,116,504, 24 March 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,945,552
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(8 channels)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Joel Edgerton. 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 »

Soundtracks

Rock You Like A Hurricane
Written by Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, & Herman Rarebell
Performed by Scorpions
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Meh, delivers expectations...
25 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

What else could you expect about a movie with such a silly plot like this?. Well the truth is that you can expect light entertainment filled with predictable situations, not-so likable characters (except Halle Berry as the charming teacher, and the sexy Eliza Dushku), and silly situations.

Keep in mind that this movie was made for children so it's only directed for a younger audience.

I caught this one out some years ago on cable and I had mindless fun. I didn't expect much as it aired at morning so nothing else was available. Still, it isn't that bad. Watch it if you like Halle Berry or Eliza Dushku or if you want some silly entertainment.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Black Panther' Costume Creations

"The IMDb Show" visits Ironhead Studio founder Jose Fernandez, who reveals how the stunningly detailed Black Panther costume was created.

Watch now