WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all
A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eye See You (2002)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Stallone plays a cop who comes undone after witnessing a brutal scene on the job. He checks into a rehab clinic that specializes in treating law enforcement officials. Soon, he finds that his fellow patients are being murdered one by one.

Director: Jim Gillespie
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Charles S. Dutton, Polly Walker
Get Carter (2000)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard 'Richie' after a car crash during a storm... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Miranda Richardson
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A woman (Madeleine Stowe) who has just discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain (Anthony Quinn) seeks revenge, with the aide of her Father's faithful bodyguard (Sylvester Stallone).

Director: Martyn Burke
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods
Daylight (1996)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen
Lock Up (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With only 6 months left of his prison sentence inmate Frank Leone is transferred from minimum security to maximum security by a vindictive warden.

Director: John Flynn
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos
Over the Top (1987)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Lincoln Hawk is a trucker and arm wrestler who attempts to reconcile with his estranged son and win the world arm wrestling championship.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely
Assassins (1995)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Julianne Moore
Cliffhanger (1993)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker
Cobra (1986)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni
Shade (2003)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Nieman
Stars: Joe Nicolo, Carl Mazzocone Sr., George Tovar
Tango & Cash (1989)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Verona Pooth ...
Nina (as Verona Feldbusch)
...
Ingrid (as Jasmine Wagner)
...
Team Owner
John Della Penna ...
Team Manager
Dan Duran ...
Commentator #1
Edit

Storyline

Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's girlfriend Sophia. With much riding on Bly, car owner Carl Henry brings former racing star Joe Tanto on board to help Bly. To drive Bly back to the top of the rankings, Tanto must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What drives you? See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some intense crash sequences | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Champs  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$72,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,174,504 (USA) (27 April 2001)

Gross:

$640,223 (Germany) (16 November 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Renny Harlin:  [finland]  Numerous Finnish flags in the bleachers and also painted on some spectators' bodies. See more »

Goofs

During the race in Germany (the one with the rain) it is sunny in several shoots, although it is apparently "raining" and streets are "wet". See more »

Quotes

Sophia Simone: Hi, I'm Sophia.
Demille Bly: That's your problem.
See more »

Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: Driven (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

High Roller
Performed by The Crystal Method
Written by David Jordan & Scott Kirkland
Courtesy of Outpost Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dude, this movie sucks.
27 April 2001 | by (Western New York State) – See all my reviews

This movie is stunningly bad. Not just a poor movie. This is a waste of money. A waste of time. A waste of an opportunity whose time may not again come for decades.

Note that I did not say a waste of talent. Of that there was none. The acting is unbelievably wooden. Think back to the first Star Trek movie. Yes, that bad! Burt Reynolds in particular is incredibly underwhelming.

The writing is unimaginably worse. Something a sophomore would write, then toss away. There is no depth to any character, situation, or scene. Whatever you see on the screen is it. There is nothing more, and not even much there. Everything seems to have been shot in one take.

Things happen for no apparent reason, then are immediately forgotten. Race scenes seem to be a mad mix of green laps, crashes, yellows, with no pattern or logic.

Oh, did I mention logic? Please check it at the door because this film exhibits virtually none.

We almost got tossed. You see.. since the film absolutely sucked, we reverted to the only thing left for a bunch of guys to do at a lousy movie. We started counting sets of hooters. The unofficial count was 41. The rule was that to be counted the female could not be in a starring role, but had to be photographed just to show off her chest, just to get the movie to the next scene.

Thank you Bernie Ecclestone! Thank you for not getting involved in this mess. One of my friends mentioned that CART management must have been nuts to have themselves portrayed as poorly as this waste of film shows them.

This film makes "Days of Thunder" appear to be fine art.

Hell, this film makes "Death Race 2000" appear to be fine art!

I want to write Warner Brothers, not to demand a refund of my money (yeah, if I had paid), but more to demand a refund of the two hours of my life that were wasted by this lox.

Dude.. this movie sucks.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best racing movie? K-B-M
Great film Remus_J_Lupin
An insult to motorsport arthurwhippywart
Worst film and cgi i've ever seen badger-14
Racing in the rain? jverwoerd
Driven music Freeman36
Discuss Driven (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?