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Red Dirt Rising (2014)

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Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war... See full synopsis »
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Roy Lewallen
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Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949)... See full synopsis »

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At 1:11, the Curtis Turner character says "You have heard that Virginia is for Lovers, right?" The "Virginia is for Lovers" tagline for the Virginia tourism industry was not coined until 1969; approximately 25 years after the movie would have taken place. See more »

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Red Dirt Rising Authentic Story of Early Days of Stock Car Racing
5 January 2011 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

Having grown up in a stock car racing family, I recognize the realities of a passion for racing without the financial backing to realize the dream. This film tells the story of a young man with a compelling desire to race with the big boys, but no way to break in. It's a film about never giving up on your dream, no matter what. It's about allowing the desire to race and compete to clear the path to victory.

The story is moving. The film is beautifully shot and directed. The acting is honest. Even though Red Dirt Rising is an independent film produced with a small budget, it can hold it's own against the big Hollywood dramas. This film is a winner and you don't have to be a race fan to root for the hero.


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