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Biker Boyz (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama  |  31 January 2003 (USA)
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A son of the leader of a legendary group of an urban biker gang tries to retain his championship title.

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A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who exchange their suits and ties at night and on weekends for leather outfits and motorcycle helmets. The focus of this story takes place at an annual drag-racing event in Fresno, as Manuel tries to retain his championship title. Written by PhatBleek

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Survival of the fastest.

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Action | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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31 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Biker Boyz - Corridas Clandestinas  »

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£65,412 (UK) (27 June 2003)

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£65,412 (UK) (27 June 2003)
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The second Laurence Fishburne movie to contain the word 'Boyz' in its title. The previous one was Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

Goofs

At the end of the final race between Smoke and Kid, the motorcycles are presumably going very fast. Given that the finish line as an overhanging sign at a T-intersection, there is no way the bikes would be able to slow down fast enough to avoid collision with the fence once crossing the line, especially on a dirt road with street tires. See more »

Quotes

Kid: we're goin' legit...
Stuntman: we are?
Primo: you goin' after Smoke's crown aren't you?
Stuntman: Yea, that's what we're doin'
[to kid]
Stuntman: C-could you to tell this guy he's crazy so we can eat in peace?
Primo: Yea kid... tell me I'm crazy kid, tell me I'm crazy...
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Crazy Credits

Ending credits roll with pictures of motorcycle clubs that were on the set. Credits end with the quote "Burn rubber not your soul." See more »

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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Written & Performed by Camara Kambon & TY
Courtesy of Infix Entertainment
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Ah, Biker Boyz. Where to start...
30 May 2004 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, to start off, I have to say that Biker Boyz isn't a good movie. However, it is better than the other recent bike movie, Torque, if only because it tries to do something with itself. But it fails none the less, perhaps for being too ambitious. The bike crowd watches the movie hoping to see realism and some good racing. Instead they get straight-shot drag style races, which in real life involve little to no actual talent on a machine. Also, they'll be racing 160 mph one minute, and dead stopped the next. It takes some time to come down from speeds like that. The movie also frequently ignores the force of wind that would be present at high speeds, with the racers hardly tucked in at all. The final race, much like many in Torque, takes place on a dirt road. Apparently they aren't aware that these high end bikes are often called street fighters.

Despite all that, there's actually an effort to tell a story. It's an admirable effort, but many of the parts just slow the movie down. It's often a painfully slow movie. Odd, since it's about a bunch of guys that race at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The story is a coming of age one, for both Kid and Smoke. They are both forced to confront issues, and in the end reconcile them. The biker clubs are set up to mirror, I think, a sort of community, and therefore Kid's efforts to rise in the clubs are supposed to represent his finding his place in society. The pieces are there, they were just poorly assembled. Folks most likely were expecting a quick, guilty pleasure like the Fast and Furious movies, and instead got a slow movie with mediocre action sequences.

The acting isn't nearly as bad as most are saying. It's not Fishburne's finest moment but it's not like it stained his reputation or ability, just look at his fine work in Mystic River. The writers made an effort to have three-dimensional characters. For example, After Dog's dirty racing forces Kid to drop his bike at the track, he lends him his own bike to take on Smoke. Granted, it's for his own reasons, but it's not like he's the evil villain parody going "mu-ah-ha-ha" off in the corner. I have to agree with another user that said it portrays black Americans in a positive way. They're not all stereotypes, they have their own personalities. Smoke is confident, but level headed. Soul Train seems the stereotype, but we see a totally different side of him when we find he's a lawyer.

So, it's not a good movie, but it makes an effort to be one, which counts for something. For all it's lack of realism, it gets points for not having the absurd stunts that Torque did, like flipping a huge street bike (with a helicopter jet engine, mind you) mid air, and riding on top and through the passenger sections of moving trains. Biker Boyz isn't good by any means, but it's not quite that bad.


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