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3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  11 December 2004 (USA)
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Barry Pepper portrays legendary race car drive Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during the last lap of the Daytona 500.

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Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his father aids him and shows a reluctant pride when he is initially successful. Armed with many of his father's philosophies, Dale pushed himself to be the best. His aggressive track mannerisms earned himself fans and detractors. Fellow racer Neil Bonnett was one of those long time friends and whose death deeply affected Dale. Darrell Waltrip clearly was a detractor and the two men's rivalry is clearly depicted. Off the track, Dale's determination to make it impacts two marriages. Third wife Theresa was closer to racing and met Dale when he had started his rise into the Winston Cup circuit. The story also looks at his relationship with his children, particularly son Kerry from his first marriage and whom he did not see again after age 5 until Kerry in his late ... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In a scene set in the mid-1970s, Dale Earnhardt places money that he won by winning a race on a table. On top of the stack is a $20 bill with a design that was introduced in 1998. See more »

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Ralph Earnhardt: The winner ain't the one with the fastest car, son. It's just the one who refuses to lose.
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Three cheers for "3"
12 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've watched "3" almost three times since it's debut Saturday night. I watched it in its entirety and then the better part of the last hour twice afterward. The last half hour is heartbreaking and very well done. After all the hype, I feared "3" wouldn't meet expectations, especially for Earnhardt fans. On the contrary, it exceeded them for me. You're not going to please everyone trying to tell the life story of a man like Dale Earnhardt in less than two hours. The main quibble I had was not telling the story of the lucky penny Dale carried during his Daytona 500 win. A minor criticism to be sure.

The casting and performances were outstanding. Hard to believe the actor who convincingly played another one of my sports heroes, Roger Maris, could also deliver a performance as Earnhardt deserving of an Emmy nomination.

As a longtime Earnhardt fan, I sometimes had to remind myself I was watching a movie and not Sportscentury. Barry Pepper, please play Johnny Unitas.

I won't spoil the touching way the tragic ending was handled, but if you don't shed a tear or ten, you'd better check your pulse.


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