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Dust to Glory (2005)

A documentary on the Baja 1000, an annual off-road race held in Baja, Mexico that attracts hundreds of racers, their souped-up machines, and thousands of fans.

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An action-adventure documentary chronicling the most notorious and dangerous race in the world--the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Rivaling the Indy 500 and 25 Hours of Daytona, the race across Baja's peninsula is unpredictable, grueling and raw--just like the uncharted American West of yesteryear. To capture the vast desert panoramas and intense action of the race, the film team utilized, fifty-five cameras, four helicopters, a four-passenger buggy camera car and a crew of over eighty people. Thousands of participants, generations of families and racing icons such as Robby Gordon, Mario Andretti, Jimmy Vasser and Motorcycle Supercross legend Mike Mouse McCoy joined together to experience the thrill and glory of the infamous race--an event of sheer human determination. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG for racing action and peril, and for some language | See all certifications »
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22 April 2005 (USA)  »

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$15,757 (USA) (1 April 2005)

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$639,990 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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Goofs

During the introduction of the drivers competing in the Baja 1000, Robbie and Mike Groff were incorrectly labeled. The actual order from left to right; Robbie Groff, Jimmy Vasser and Mike Groff. See more »

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Narrator: the Baja Peninsula: a place between the Old West and the Twilight Zone
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I usually love racing movies
12 October 2013 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

I don't know how they made this one so boring.

It's like a director for evangelical fund raisers made a movie about racing. There's an excessive amount of color commentary about people I have no real attachment to, and very little coverage of the machines, the strategies, the difficulties.

I heard Honda a few times. I don't believe I heard KTM once. From a manufacturer vs manufacture standpoint, the movie is silent. No talk of pit strategies.

The characters are flat. Nobody learns anything. Nobody seems to learn anything during the meeting.

I think this is a movie for people who actually compete in the race. Boring!


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