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Writer (WGA):
Robert Eisele (written by)
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Release Date:
11 December 2004 (USA) See more »
One man, One sport. One nation.
Barry Pepper portrays legendary race car drive Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during the last lap of the Daytona 500. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Surprisingly well done See more (36 total) »


  (in credits order)

Barry Pepper ... Dale Earnhardt

Elizabeth Mitchell ... Teresa Earnhardt

Ernest Whitted ... Pit Crowd

Andrea Powell ... Martha Earnhardt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sean Bridgers ... Neil Bonnett

Joe Chrest ... Jake Elder

Russell Cook ... Press Conference VIP

Teresa Delgado ... Kelly Earnhardt

Traci Dinwiddie ... Connie

Tricia Dyar ... Daisy (as Tricia Quattlebaum)

Corri English ... Kelly Earnhardt
Michael Flippo ... Wayne Robertson
Daniel Freeze ... Dale Pit Crew

Frank Glidden ... Kerry
Craig S. Harper ... Kenny Schrader
Andy Hillenburg ... Deke
Kenneth M. Johnston ... Darrell Waltrip Pit Crew Member

Jim Keisler ... GM Executive

Andrea Kfoury ... Marion
James G. Martin Jr. ... Dwayne
Chad McCumbee ... Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Marshal McGee ... Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Ron Prather ... Richard Childress
Brandi Ryans ... Brenda Gee

David Sherrill ... H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler

Lori Beth Sikes ... Latane Brown (as Lori Beth Edgeman)

J.K. Simmons ... Ralph Earnhardt

Zachary Dylan Smith ... Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kevin Stillwell ... Rod Osterland

Greg Thompson ... Darrell Waltrip

Olivia Weston ... Dale's Mistress
David Wilson ... GM Executive

Directed by
Russell Mulcahy 
Writing credits
Robert Eisele (written by)

Produced by
Orly Adelson .... producer
Jonathan Eskenas .... co-producer
Barry Pepper .... co-executive producer
Lynn Raynor .... producer
Skip Schoolnik .... post-production producer
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
Cinematography by
James Chressanthis 
Film Editing by
William B. Stich 
Casting by
Craig Fincannon 
Libby Goldstein 
Production Design by
Michael Baugh 
Art Direction by
Jim Gloster 
Costume Design by
Michael T. Boyd 
Makeup Department
Coni Andress .... key hair stylist
John R. Bayless .... key makeup artist
Julie Delaney .... hair stylist
Rita Parillo .... key hair stylist
Jennifer Santiago .... assistant hair stylist
Chris Varosky .... assistant makeup artist
Leigh Ann Yandle .... makeup artist
Production Management
Burke Magnus .... executive production manager
Will Staeger .... executive production manager
Andrew Stone .... unit production manager
Ron Wechsler .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Estelle Collins .... second assistant director
Barbara D'Alessandro .... first assistant director: second unit
Steve Kelso .... second unit director
Daniel R. Suhart .... second second assistant director
Jerram A. Swartz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tiffany Apple .... art department coordinator
Kip Bartlett .... assistant property master
William S. Lake .... gang boss
Barb Livingston .... buyer
Gregory Messer .... assistant property master
Kelly Rubottom .... on-set dresser
Richard Waldrop .... property master
Sound Department
Bill Bell .... sound editor
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Mike Dickeson .... sound editor
Joy Ealy .... sound editor
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Anton Holden .... sound editor
Charlie Kolander .... sound editor
Gary Macheel .... sound editor
Kathryn Madsen .... adr editor
Adriane Marfiak .... sound editor
Marshall McGee .... boom operator
Jill Schachne .... foley artist (as Jill Sanders)
Steven R. Smith .... sound mixer
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor (as Rick Steele)
Tim Terusa .... sound editor
Steve Schwartzberg .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ray Bivins .... special effects coordinator
Charles Cabaniss .... stunt driver
Jay Hawley .... stunt driver
Steve Kelso .... stunt coordinator
Robert Nagle .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Monica Barrios-Smith .... second assistant camera
Travis Bell .... still photographer
Raymond Benthall .... set electrician
Patrick Borowiak .... assistant camera
Joe D'Alessandro .... camera operator: second unit
Chris Dambra .... best boy electric
Ben D. Griffith Jr. .... grip
Edward A. Gutentag .... Steadicam operator
Edward A. Gutentag .... camera operator: "b" camera
Edward A. Gutentag .... director of photography: second unit
Matt Heath .... additional assistant camera
Charles Laughon .... playback operator
John McIntyre .... second assistant camera
Mark C. McManus .... video assist operator: second unit
Alan Newcomb .... film loader
Bob Newcomb .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bob Newcomb .... director of photography: second unit
Timothy Oates .... video assist operator
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
Mike Repeta .... first assistant camera: 2nd unit
Christian Satrazemis .... assistant camera
Damian Smith .... second assistant camera: second unit
Dave Spencer .... grip
James Tomaro .... gaffer
Bo Webb .... assistant camera
Sean Yaple .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Pressley Carter .... extras casting assistant
Tona B. Dahlquist .... extras casting
Debbie George .... casting assistant
Michelle Levy .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
K. Drew Fuller .... key costumer
Keva Keyes .... set costumer
Joe McCloskey .... costumes supervisor
Janet Melody .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gregg Lang .... colorist: dailies
Skip Schoolnik .... additional editor
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Location Management
Rick Fisher .... assistant location manager
I. Karl Golden .... location manager
Music Department
Louis Natale .... composer: additional music (as Lou Natale)
Chris McGeary .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jon Bergholz .... transportation captain
Tina Del Castillo .... driver
Robert Gillis .... driver
Mitch Harbeson .... driver
Genna Long .... driver
Kim Smallwood .... picture car assistant
Tim J. Walters .... picture car coordinator
Todd Luckey .... production van operator (uncredited)
Dave Marcis .... picture vehicles (uncredited)
Other crew
Allyson Abernethy .... production assistant
Jerome Butler .... dialect coach: Mr. Pepper, Mr. Simmons - uncredited
Alex Capaldi .... additional set production assistant
Rose Cox .... craft service
Beth Curran .... first assistant accountant
Jason Allen King .... production assistant
Kristina Lankford .... dialect coach
Michele LeBlanc .... tax credit and location advisor
Janet Melody .... textile artist
George Peroulas .... stand-in
Christine Peymani .... assistant to executive producer
Jerry Punch .... technical advisor
Nancy Ramey .... production accountant
Chad Wheeler .... set production assistant
Rachel Brewer .... stand-in (uncredited)
Brooke Hopkins .... assistant to producer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"3" - USA (short title)
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Brazil:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

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Anachronisms: In the 1998 Daytona 500 post-race celebration on pit road, the Coors Light team is shown wearing the current (2001-2004) pit uniforms. The ones in 1998 were blue and brown.See more »
Ralph Earnhardt:The winner ain't the one with the fastest car, son. It's just the one who refuses to lose.See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly well done, 12 December 2004
Author: craigto from United States

Several years ago ESPN made a decision that they were going to expand their vision and focus to include original entertainment programming. This has led to a slew of made-for-TV films, dramatic mini-series, and specials about fictional or historical sports personalities and events. Although the acronym ESPN has always stood for Entertainment Sports Programming Network, ESPN never had the desire, budget, or ability to produce this type of original entertainment. Just like MTV has become less about music videos and more about reality TV, dramas, soap operas, and animated series, ESPN seems to be headed down the same wrong path. That's why when I saw the trailers for '3' the last couple weeks, I figured it would be poorly done and over-dramatized just like every other original project ESPN has touched. Surprisingly, that wasn't the case. Barry Pepper, who has been good in everything else I've seen him in, puts on a good performance this time too. I've never been a fan of auto sports, or Dale Earnhardt for that matter, but I was entertained by this movie every bit of the way.

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