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Love the Beast (2009)

What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you ... See full summary »

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What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you could tell a great car story of the likes of "Grand Prix", "Le Mans" or "Mad Max". Then one day you happened to open your garage door and sitting there, right in front of you, was the film you had been searching for. This is what happened to Eric Bana and this time around, the co-star is his very own Ford GT Falcon Coupe- THE BEAST. Eric realized the story was in fact, about him, his first car, a lifetime of ownership and a lifetime of friendship. He set about documenting his own 25 year long love story. A simple tale of one man's ongoing relationship with his very first car. After years of precious restoration, Eric and his 3 closest friends, decided to enter the car into one of the most grueling and dangerous motor races that exists: The Targa Tasmania Rally. This would be a personal Everest for ... Written by Anonymous

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25 years of love can't be wrong

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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12 March 2009 (Australia)  »

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The screening that Eric Bana attends in the movie is for Lucky You (2007). See more »

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Jeremy Clarkson: Six hundred horsepower...
Eric Bana: Yeah.
Jeremy Clarkson: [shows a photo of the suspension] ... and leaf springs...
Eric Bana: Yeah, well, in the class I run in they don't allow you to change your suspension pickup points.
Jeremy Clarkson: [horrified] Are you *mad*?
Eric Bana: Well, I didn't think I was, but then I did this to the car.
[shows Jeremy a picture of the wreck]
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Featured in Top Gear: Episode #14.1 (2009) See more »

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A car buff must see!
4 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this today 1/3/10 and loved each and every second of it.

It seems that Mr. Bana and I have similar tastes in our love of cars. His a Falcon (what we in the U.S. looks to be a Ford Torino) and mine a Dodge Charger. We both love our cars in a way that is hard to understand by someone who is not a serious gear head.

The documentary shows a love of cars by Mr. Bana and his friends growing up that had the same appreciation of the automobile

Seeing this film makes me appreciate my love of muscle cars that much better.

The documentary contains an insightful cameo by TV host, Jay Leno. An annoying one by BBC Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson and something in-between by Dr. Phil McGraw.


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