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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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Teresa Earnhardt
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Martha Earnhardt
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Neil Bonnett
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Dale Pit Crew
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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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One man, One sport. One nation.

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Later on when Dale is in his late teens and racing the pink k-2 Ford, there are scenes with the front bumper, then without, then with, then without. You'll have to rerun it a couple of times using the pause & rewind, but you'll notice. 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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11 December 2004 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching this movie and I thought it was very well done. Barry Pepper was probably the the best actor for this movie, he pulled off the look perfectly. This movie did a great job of retelling Dale Earnhardt's life story. They also did a great job of mixing old race footage into this movies footage. Some things I didn't like, I thought the story was a little rushed, and some of the important events were left out. The racing wasn't as intense as that in Days of Thunder, but the story made up for it. If you don't know why they called this guy the best in Nascar you better watch this movie, great movie I give it a 7/10.


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