MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,878 this week

Rocksteady (2010)

 -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  October 2010 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 39 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

A coming of age drama set in the world of stock-car dirt-track racing, against a heavy reggae soundscape. 20-year old BC, the only black kid on a very white track, sees racing as his way out - and up into manhood.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 233 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1001 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 79 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 137 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rocksteady" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rocksteady (2010)

Rocksteady (2010) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rocksteady.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and ... See full summary »

Director: Stascha Bader
Stars: Gladstone Anderson, Ken Boothe, Stranger Cole
Rock Steady (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Sunshine and America reminisce over a relationship that goes back "like skellys".

Director: Juan Caceres
Stars: Victor Rasuk, Michael 'babeepower' Viera, Bobby DeJesus
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Inspired by a true story about a black college graduate forced to serve probation after the 1965 Watts riots at an all-white seminary that wants black followers not leaders. Encouraged by ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Young
Stars: Cedric Sanders, Lauren Holly, Louis Gossett Jr.
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A group of twenty-somethings struggle to cope with break ups, student debt, and the transition to adulthood while living with their parents in the suburbs of New York City.

Director: Jason Michael Brescia
Stars: Ryan Metcalf, Arjun Gupta, Mary Kate Wiles
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go ... See full summary »

Director: Raimund Huber
Stars: Daniel Patrick O'Neill, Priya Suandokemai, Gwion Jacob Miles
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The son of a dictator travels to the U.S. to attend college.

Directors: Savage Steve Holland, Kevin Speckmaier
Stars: Efren Ramirez, Katrina Bowden, Jeffrey Ballard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him ... See full summary »

Director: Brooks Branch
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Dana Delany
Roadracers (TV Movie 1994)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: David Arquette, John Hawkes, Salma Hayek
Ice Spiders (TV Movie 2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

When a young ski team training for the Olympics arrives at the remote and isolated Lost Mountain Ski Resort to focus on training, they're thrilled to find a retired Olympic skier is there ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Patrick Muldoon, Vanessa Williams, Thomas Calabro
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two lifelong best friends, obsessed with making Youtube-style prank videos, become mortal enemies when they both fall for the same girl and enter into a series of dangerous and bizarre challenges in order to win her favor.

Director: Andrew O'Connor
Stars: Rosa Salazar, Mandell Frazier, Shawn M. Richardz
Cold Fusion (2011)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

In 1979 a UFO is spotted over Ukrainian territory in the Soviet Union. A squadron of MIG23 fighters are dispatched to intercept it.

Director: Ivan Mitov
Stars: Adrian Paul, Michelle Lee, William Hope
1% (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Director: Alan Taylor
Stars: Lucy Punch, Donal Logue, Tara Buck
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
B.C.
...
Faith
...
Rudy
David Hinds ...
Ras
...
Winnie Cook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madison Arnold ...
Gramps
...
Dick Hefferd
...
Boss Man
...
Jackson
Steve Pados ...
Announcer
...
Jaman
Barbara Sebring-Forman ...
Fast food cashier
...
Big Red
Steel Pulse ...
Themselves
...
Al
Edit

Storyline

A coming of age drama set in the world of stock-car dirt-track racing, against a heavy reggae soundscape. 20-year old BC, the only black kid on a very white track, sees racing as his way out - and up into manhood.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug use
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 2010 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

B.C. (apparently) never buckles his helmet nor wears seat belts and shoulder harness. Would never be allowed in a real race. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Exciting, inspiring
20 May 2013 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

At the start of the movie is an exciting car chase involving RCMP cops, in an area where signs are in French and English.

In a small town in New York, B.C. wants to go to Hollywood and become a stunt driver but he works at the garage that used to be run by his father, a Jamaican who was very nice to everyone and well-regarded by others. (B.C.'s father is played by director Mustapha Khan in a flashback.) His mother Winnie works as well, but it's not enough to keep the house they live in, and foreclosure is possible. B.C. and Rudy supplement their income with drug running, and Rudy is a frequent user.

But more will have to be done to keep B.C. and his mother from losing everything. Jobs are hard to come by in this town hurt by the economic crisis. The guys meet Faith, an old friend, who is an aspiring photographer and journalist interning at a local paper. She has taken pictures in Cambodia, but her hope for getting noticed is taking pictures of the ordinary people of the town. That isn't making an impression on her editor. One place she takes pictures of is the Accord Speedway, a dirt track where racers make very little money, but they love what they do.

Faith does some research--she's very good at that--and encourages B.C. to convert his car to a race car and start racing. He could really make some good money if he went on the racing circuit. And while his expenses would have to be paid before he won anything, Faith finds out B.C. could get a sponsor. A local fast food restaurant whose owner thought highly of B.C.'s father is the answer.

So will B.C. make it as a racer? He doesn't like the idea at first. Even in New York, these people act like rednecks from the South. And he's the only black person. But Al is very nice, and even though he's a competitor, he wants to see B.C. succeed. Another of B.C.'s supporters is Ras, a member of a band that plays Caribbean music. B.C. helped him out when his car broke down.

This is pretty good. All the leading actors do a good job. The racing is exciting, if you like that sort of thing. I actually enjoyed all the various camera angles.

Natalie Knepp is the standout performer here. Faith is pretty and quite intelligent and she can solve just about any problem. She won't let B.C. give up. She's even occasionally funny. Essentials for a race car: ash tray, cup holder, GPS. Yes, B.C. was paying attention and so was I.

David Hinds also stands out. What a personality. I didn't care much for him but I think others will. He has a good band.

Madison Arnold does a good job as B.C.'s sponsor. Gramps is a kind man but he does have expectations.

And Sharon Washington is also quite good as B.C's mother, who wants only the best for her son and always encourages him, though she too expects him to do his part.

It's pretty good if you like racing and even if you don't.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Rocksteady (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?