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25 years of love can't be wrong
What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Best movie I've seen in ages - Eric Bana has made an awesome film! See more (13 total) »



Eric Bana ... Himself

Jeremy Clarkson ... Himself
Steve Coad ... Himself
Grant Denyer ... Himself
Todd Kelly ... Himself

Jay Leno ... Himself
Tim Lynas ... Himself

Phil McGraw ... Himself
Barry Oliver ... Himself
Jim Richards ... Himself

Directed by
Eric Bana 
Produced by
Eric Bana .... producer
Brett Hardy .... co-producer
Matt Hill .... producer
Peter Hill .... producer
Stephen Hill .... executive producer
Andy Wilman .... executive producer: London, Top Gear
Original Music by
Yuri Worontschak 
Cinematography by
Rod Pollard 
David Rose 
Film Editing by
Conor O'Neill 
Production Management
Jason Boulter .... post-production manager
Brett Hardy .... unit production manager
Kirsten Missen .... production manager: New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Oldfield .... first assistant director: "a" unit, Tasmania
Michael Plummer .... first assistant director: "b" unit, Tasmania
Art Department
Leslie Binns .... storyboard artist: Melbourne
Ann Closs .... location dresser: Los Angeles
Sound Department
Emma Bortignon .... sound designer
Brendan Croxon .... narration recordist
Peter Graham .... sound recordist: Melbourne Unit
Michael Keenan .... sound recordist: New York
Martin Kier .... sound recordist: Melbourne Unit
Martin Kier .... sound recordist: Tasmania A Unit
Doron Kipen .... re-recording mixer
Andy Laidlaw .... sound recordist: Melbourne Unit
Andy Laidlaw .... sound recordist: Tasmania B Unit
Jim Machowski .... sound recordist: Los Angeles
Kiff McManus .... sound recordist: London Unit
Steve Miller .... sound recordist: Los Angeles
Jed Palmer .... assistant sound editor
Ali Street .... facilities management
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Bartels .... camera operator: "b" camera: Los Angeles Unit
Mike Hill .... camera operator
Adam Huddlestone .... camera operator: Tasmania Aerial Unit
Ben Joiner .... camera operator: "a" camera: London Unit
Gerry Justus .... consultant: in car camera unit
J.B. Letchinger .... gaffer: Los Angeles unit
Omar Mosquera .... camera operator
Omar Mosquera .... photographer
Drew Piercey .... camera operator: Tasmania additional unit
Rod Pollard .... camera operator: Melbourne Unit
Mark Robinson .... camera operator: "b" camera: London Unit
David Rose .... camera operator: Los Angeles Unit
David Rose .... camera operator: Melbourne Unit
David Rose .... camera operator: New York Unit
David Rose .... camera operator: Tasmania aerial unit
Tony Rumunno .... camera operator: Tasmania additional unit
Garrick Stoner .... camera operator: "b" camera: Los Angeles Unit
Darren Tinkler .... technical supervisor: camera
Jake Zortman .... camera operator: Los Angeles Unit
Editorial Department
Fay Aisling .... post-production assistant
Billy Browne .... additional editorial support
Matt Cameron .... voice over script editor
Chris Dea .... on-line editor
Nick Filer .... image scanning & restoration
Jen Gasson .... facilities support
Troy Hardy .... post-production assistant
Rachel Knowles .... digital intermediate producer
Brett Manson .... digital intermediate colorist
Angela McNiece .... image scanning & restoration
Toby Parkinson .... image scanning & restoration
Ivan Tinoco .... footage capture
Patrick Troy .... assistant editor
Chih-Kuang Tu .... footage capture
Peter Worland .... additional editorial support
Music Department
Eric Bana .... musician: percussionist
David Berlin .... musican: cello
Svetlana Bunic .... musician: piano accordion
Bernard Galbally .... music supervisor
Niko Shauble .... musician: drums
Yuri Worontschak .... keyboards, guitars & protools
Other crew
Kasey Bell .... production assistant: Los Angeles unit
Rodney Bolt .... post production technical advisor
Jason Boulter .... production coordinator: Melbourne Unit
Adrian Brotherton .... helicopter services: Tasmania aerial unit
Kylie Connell .... book keeping
Jana Davidoff .... talent coordinator: Los Angeles unit
Nick Filer .... production assistant: Melbourne unit
Niki Haze .... production assistant: London unit (as Nicole Hayes)
Mike Hill .... development executive
Sam Humphries .... technical director: In Car Camera unit
Travis Little .... production assistant: Tasmania additional unit
Louisa McDonald .... production coordinator: London Unit: Top Gear
Damian McIver .... production assistant: Tasmania additional unit
Omar Mosquera .... production assistant: Los Angeles unit
Omar Mosquera .... stills photography: Los Angeles Unit
Kevin Ouellette .... production assistant: New York unit
Mark Pengilly .... helicopter pilot: Tasmania additional unit
Todd Ranson .... technical director: In Car Camera unit
David Smith .... helicopter pilot: Tasmania additional unit
Dale Trifford .... helicopter pilot: Tasmania aerial unit
Andrew White .... production assistant: Los Angeles unit
Staci Wolfe .... talent coordinator: Los Angeles unit
Hannah Young .... production assistant: London unit
Steve Zak .... production assistant: New York unit
Amy Ebert .... special thanks
Julie Hodges .... special thanks
Rachel Johnston .... thanks
Paul Piticco .... special thanks

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Rated R for some language
92 min (theatrical version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:R | Canada:G (Quebec) | Singapore:PG | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46016)
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Did You Know?

The screening that Eric Bana attends in the movie is for Lucky You (2007).See more »
Eric Bana:It's hard for me to describe my obsession with motor racing, or what it actually feels like to drive a race car on the limit. There's a focus and an intensity that I don't find anywhere else. You're always on the edge, and you never hold anything back...See more »
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Features Mad Max (1979)See more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Best movie I've seen in ages - Eric Bana has made an awesome film!, 8 October 2009
Author: tharford-nz from New Zealand

I just watched this movie last night (DVD) and really enjoyed it. I don't think I'd agree that this film is for car buff's only - granted, a lot of the movie is based around cars, but I reckon the movie is more about the connection between men and machines more than just car's themselves.

The conversations with Jeremy Clarkson, Dr. Phill and Jay Leno were totally interesting too watch. Dr Phill provided a view point outside cars (loved his view points on hobbies and work), Jay Leno had some interesting points on why he crashed (ie. the latest iteration wasn't Eric's own hand work) and Jeremy Clarkson had some real insightful stuff on comparing machines to computers and how machines (ie. cars) exhibit more human traits than computers - hence why there is a bond there.

An interesting part of it is how a material object (The Beast) acts as a conduit for men to come around, work on the car and friendships/bonds are formed. I reckon it's the memories created by this is what makes people treasure their cars (and not always limited to cars).

I do have to admit that when about 30 minutes into it, I did look at the clock - not in a boring way and not in a way thinking when is this going to end. Probably because it is more of a documentary it didn't have my total interest in it.

The sorta sub story about the other bloke and his Ford was awesome as well - the personality of the dude (sorry, forgot his name - one of Eric's mates) doing the interviewing was great - his personality really comes across. Same deal with Eric's navigator.

The cinematography is awesome - very well done.

The build up to the crash was just simply great - I liked how Eric did this and built up to the event (and the spacemen conversation was funny as!).

How there is so much old footage is just unbelievable - it's like this movie was planned from a very long time ago! The insight into Eric Bana was also another interesting point in the movie - how he comes across is just a normal Aussie bloke. Top bloke! I've never had the privilege of staying in one country long enough to have friends for that long, but it's awesome how he's stayed real and kept his mates.

There's a lot more to this movie than just the car, but you do have to look past that to see it. Recommend watching the special features on the DVD (interview especially) cause it gives you a little more insight into the actions behind the movie.

At the end of the movie, I was inspired, still am - I've never bothered to write a review on IMDb before, but I liked this movie so much I thought I'd put one on here! It's not a movie like Braveheart or Contact (my favorites anyways) but it's also a lot more real than those movies.

If I had to pin-point my favorite aspect of the movie, it's how Eric Bana has portrayed his car, his family and his mates in the movie. You can actually get a feel of what the individuals are like, based on what has been filmed and what background dialog has been said about them. You can get a rough idea of what each person is like, solely based on watching this movie - and I think that's a pretty good accomplishment.

And I totally hope he rebuilds The Beast!

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