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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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well acted but very rushed 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)
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
Rick Fisher .... assistant location manager
I. Karl Golden .... location manager
Jason Allen King .... production assistant
Kristina Lankford .... dialect coach
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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Also Known As:
"3" - USA (short title)
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Brazil:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Factual errors: At the end of the movie, where Dale Earnheardt is shown at his last race at Daytona, Bobby Labonte is shown driving a Cheverolet Monte Carlo. Labonte was, in fact, driving a Pontiac Grand Prix in that race, and did not drive the Monte Carlo until after Earnheardt's death.See more »
Dale Earnhardt:[helping Dale Jr. strap into a racecar] Wipe that look off your face, Dale. You'll wind up as ugly as me.See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
well acted but very rushed, 29 December 2004
Author: my_0wn_w0rst_3n3my2oo4 from Pennsylvainia U.S.A.

I sat and watched "3 The Dale Earnhardt Story" the other day. I thought the acting was very well done. Barry Pepper was very believable as "THE INTIMIDATOR" although slightly slimmer than Dale. I thought the movie could have gone into a lot more detail on the life on and off the track of an American icon. I have been a NASCAR fan for as long as I can remember, and have always hoped for a movie about the life of Dale. unfortunately my wish came true(kind of) this is not the movie I had hoped for. I understand the writers and producers got into as much detail as they could in a two hour movie. so so so much was left out though. Not sure when the law came about that a movie was only allowed to be two hours long. The movie never really touched on the incredible business person that Theressa Earnhardt is and how much she had helped turn Dales name into an empire. Never did it touch on the creation of D.E.I. or dales other many ventures off the track. Probably the thing i missed most of all was Dales reactions to seeing Dale Jr.s first wins. Even to racing w/ Jr. and Kerry for the first time. I must say though I was pretty interested in the movie till the sequence when Niel Bonnett was killed. Niel was Dale's best friend, and they never really touched on how his death had effected him. I was really disappointed when Niel had died in the movie. then they went to a commercial break. When the movie came back on we jump ahead what six years to Dale winning the Daytona 500 in 98.Then from 98 to his death in 2001 all in the matter of what ten minutes. I think this movie would have been a lot better if they would have taken the time to fit the important stuff in it. The movie did showcase the fact that dale was human and wasn't the super hero everyone thought of him. Although it briefly touched on his first two marriages it never said why or how those marriages ended. Whitch left me a lil confused. so hopefully someday some one writer out there will sit down and write a script about Dales life that is truly a movie that will be worthy of the Earnhardt name and legacy. Because for me although "3 The Dale Earnhardt Story" did have a few bright spots, I don't think it was worthy of bearing the name of Dale Earnhardt. I somehow think that if Dale were alive he'd be very disappointed in this movie too. I give this movie a 5/10 but only because of the acting.

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