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.

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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>

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Where do you go when you are already on the edge? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language and some intense crash sequences | See all certifications »
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$94,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$32,616,869 (USA) (6 July 2001)
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The name of a character in the film, Memo Moreno, is a combination of two actual race car drivers in the CART series: Memo Gidley and Roberto Moreno. See more »

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When Joe is chasing Jimmy through the streets of Chicago, a helmet can be clearly seen on the driver of the red car (Joe's car) as it enters the tunnel. Both drivers are shown before and after without helmets on. See more »

Quotes

Carl Henry: What about the fear?
Joe Tanto: It's gone.
Carl Henry: The fear is never gone.
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Green Light Girl
Performed by Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack
Written by Doyle Bramhall II & Susannah Melvois
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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A true winner
13 April 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of Sly's better movies. He has disappointed us with his last couple of movies but this one is a winner. it has a great plot, good action scenes and a kick ass soundtrack. Definitely ranks up there with Rocky and Rambo 2.


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