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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Biker Boyz - Corridas Clandestinas  »

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Box Office

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

Cameras and related equipment frequently reflected in helmets and visors. See more »

Quotes

Smoke: You still think you got enough heart to race me?
Kid: Shit I got enough heart to prove you aint half the man you think you are.
Smoke: Why don't we do that then. One thing though... If I win, you quit. No hustlin'. No racin'. No bullshit.
Kid: Now why would I stop racin', you seen what I can do.
Smoke: Don't mean shit without the crown. I'm the King of Cali, baby. Me. Smoke. These are my terms; I win, you quit. You want the ride or you scared?
Kid: I want the ride.
Smoke: Good.
Kid: But I don't wanna do it here. Let's do it in front ...
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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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References Soul Train (1971) See more »

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We Have Arrived
Written by Wade Allain-Marcus, Jonathan Friedman, Jon Hill & Yohance Bobo
Performed by Earthmen
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8 bucks that should've been saved for gas money...
10 February 2003 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

To begin with, I wasn't expecting really much from the film at all. More or less, I anticipated a "Fast and the Furious" with motorcycles. However, even to those expectations, the film falls way short. I was given the rather EXPECTED mediocre plot and cast of stereotypical characters; in addition to, the rather UNEXPECTED monotonous action sequences and poorly coordinated/directed stunts.

While I spent 90 minutes wondering why these "hardcore" street racers had chromed-finished, colorful, graphic-designed bikes that looked like they were ready more for a show than any race, I kept watching these races that felt like the bikes were going 25 mph rather than the 200 mph their speedometers were reading. Each of the ~ 5 races in the film are pretty much exactly the same, and the final race is, to say the least, predictable and lame. I won't even begin to discuss the 'realism' of any of the races because I don't believe the movie is to be taken that serious in the first place...which is unfortunate.

The verdict? Its a shame to say "save this movie for a rental night", because a movie of this nature should have only been appreciated on the big screen.


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