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Biker Boyz (2003)

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

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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,106,992 (USA) (31 January 2003)

Gross:

$21,701,045 (USA) (21 March 2003)
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Though they have no scenes together, Eriq La Salle's character, Slick Will, and Vanessa Bell Callaway's character, Anita, are married in "Biker Boyz". Back in 1988, they both had roles in "Coming To America" which shows some irony. Eriq was Shari Headley's boyfriend, Darryl. Vanessa was chosen to be Eddie Murphy's bride, Imani Izzi. In the end of course Eddie and Shari's characters married, jilting Eriq and Vanessa who end up married to each other in Biker Boyz. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Smoke and Kid are talking after the drag racing scene where Kid crashes, a race track worker can be seen in the background sweeping up. The track worker is making a sweeping motion with his broom but the broom is clearly not touching the ground. See more »

Quotes

Jaleel 'Kid': We Racing or you making up an excuse?
Motherland: Say again?
Jaleel 'Kid': Are we racing, or you just 'blowing' Smoke?
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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 The Ring Two (2005) See more »

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Changin'
Written by Randy Muller
Performed by Brass Construction
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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I can't summarize this....it's crap!
18 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've never been much of a fan of motorcycles, but as always, I'm willing to accept there are those for whom their lives revolve around such contraptions. Horses for courses and all that. So I wasn't exactly enthusiastic when I got the chance to see this movie. However, I consoled myself with the knowledge that there might be some cool race scenes and flash hardware and maybe even some cool stunts. After all, I thought, it could hardly be worse than 2 Fast 2 Furious.......

WRONG!

This movie is the most tediously dire film I've seen this year! It makes 2Fast2Furious look like a Spielberg production. The plot is a standard "coming of age" drama, but without the drama. The only slightly interesting point in the entire film was when the three guys who go on to form the MC club of the title first get together and interact. Other than that, its boooooring! Nothing at all to hold your interest. No action, poor acting (esp. from Kid Rock) and even the bikes looked bored. The ending is so predictable that it's a relief when it finally comes.

Oh, and did I mention that Hollywood expects us to swallow Derek Luke as an 18 year old? He's 30 next year for Chrissake!

And as for Laurence Fishburne,....... don't get me started...oops! too late! What was with him? He looked like some mid-life crisis-er trying to regain his lost youth, but without any enthusiasm whatsoever. And Larry....lose the gut buddy, your MC jacket'll fit better.

Overall a film to avoid at all costs.


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