Amidst the sweeping cityscape of cosmopolitan Hong Kong, an ex-Marine falls in love with a ballerina from China. Against mounting cultural and religious pressure, the two star-crossed lovers risk it all in pursuit of true love.
Stanley J. Orzel
Born To Race is the story of Danny Krueger, a rebellious young street racer on a collision course with trouble. After an accident at an illegal street race, he is sent to a small town to ... See full summary »
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Ryan and other traceurs (parkour practitioners) frequently submit themselves to races through the city organized by Reece, a promoter who makes an Internet gambling fortune off of them while giving them a minuscule amount (if that) in return. With the last race of the season coming up, Ryan decides it's time to secretly break Reece's rule against participants betting on it. Having wagered all he has, the stakes are rudely raised against the racers. Reece's boss, Mr. Frank, has all along been surreptitiously grooming these athletes for a high-stakes death race for the sadistic entertainment of his billionaire gambling buddies. To guarantee every runner's enthusiastic participation, they're abducted, gassed, and fitted with explosive, remote-controlled collars, instilling every lad with a sincere desire to heed the rules and keep his head in the race. Sixty minutes on the clock. Ready, set, go! Written by
If you're considering for even one second, watching this movie, don't. Watch the trailer, (because it's pretty good and contains pretty much every half-decent bit of parkour the movie contains), and then save yourself the vomit and don't watch the actual movie. As a traceur, (freerunner, if you must), I was told to watch this film because it was such a travesty. I was informed correctly. The way it showcases freerunning is disgusting, we are not violent thugs. That aside, it was possibly the worst movie I have ever seen, the acting, voice-overs and plot were all worse than that of those $10-budget horror flicks, that are on at 1am and are only shown at all because they have nudity in them. I'm not overly surprised that Ryan Doyle, (Finch), was eager to put his face on this, but most real freerunners would hate this film and its message as much as everyone else obviously does. you know those movies that are so bad that they are hilarious, this one is not even funny for that reason, it actually makes one want to be sick. Freerun away from this movie, you cannot get your valuable time back!
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