The streets of night-time Petersburg attract a motley crew of young kids. They are united by a common passion - high-speed street racing. They all have "petrol in their blood," but some of ... See full summary »
After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie (Dennis Hopper) recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl (Fred Ward), the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.
A down and out all girl race team, Maximum Thrust, hires a sexy newbie street racer, Bekka (Beverly Lynne), in hopes of saving a failing business and salvaging street creds and respect. The... See full summary »
Follows a track doctor and former driver, his former rival and owner of the track, owner's young sister who has a crush on the doctor, a photographer, bar owner and other characters who work and mingle at the local auto race track.
Okay, we have seen fast and furious films where people chase each other and shoot each other and hate each other. But are our lives really made out of stuff like this? Am I an undercover cop, are You an organized criminal? The movie Abgefahren is such a nice example of a gasoline-driven film, which is, in fact, character-driven. The way the girl and the (cute!) boy heat each other up with their witty dialogs is exhilarating. They seem to be like a cat and a dog, both too proud to admit that they love each other, both wanting to be strong and cool and on the other hand longing to embrace each other. Can You imagine Hepburn sitting in a Dodge and Tracy sitting in a Cobra, arguing about who is the better driver? No? Well, watch Abgefahren!
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