44 user 33 critic

TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 22 April 2011 (USA)
1:57 | Trailer
By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to... See full summary »


1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Road I (2014)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Brothers addicted to speed. At any price. Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. One in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Hewitt, Dermot Lavery
Stars: Liam Neeson, Liam Beckett, Siobhan Carter
Fastest (2011)
Documentary | Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011 and narrated by Ewan McGregor, 'Fastest' captures the intense and thrilling reality of the MotoGP World Championship, documenting a pivotal moment in ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Neale
Stars: Jorge Lorenzo, Ewan McGregor, Valentino Rossi
Faster (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The first film to go inside the MotoGP world since television took a sport watched by a few thousand spectators at race tracks and turned it into prime-time entertainment for over 350 ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Neale
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

'Hitting the Apex' is the story of six fighters - six of the fastest motorcycle racers the world has ever seen - and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport.

Director: Mark Neale
Stars: Jorge Lorenzo, Jose Manuel Lorenzo, Marc Marquez
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The rival between; Rossi, Colin and Hayden at MotoGP World Championship in 2006.

Director: Mark Neale
Stars: Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden, John Hopkins
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Faster & Faster brilliantly captures the events which made the 2003 and 2004 MotoGP seasons so extraordinary.

Director: Mark Neale
Stars: John Hopkins, Daijiro Katoh, Garry McCoy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In January 2002, Canadian Mark Gardiner gave up his job, home and life-savings for a chance to ride in the Isle of Man TT, the world's greatest motorcycle road race.

Director: Peter Riddihough
Charge (2011)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

CHARGE captures a pivotal moment in motor sport history: the advent of high-speed, zero-emissions racing. It came on June 12th 2009, the day of the world's first zero-emissions motorcycle ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Neale
Stars: Ewan McGregor
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Guy Martin helps restore XH558, the last airworthy Avro Vulcan bomber, to prepare it for its last ever flight, a 1000-mile farewell tour of Great Britain, before it is grounded.

Director: James Woodroffe
Stars: Guy Martin, Shaun Dooley, Kevin Stone
1 (2013)
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

Director: Paul Crowder
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Lewis Hamilton, Niki Lauda
Speed with Guy Martin (TV Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Motorcycle racer and mechanic Guy Martin undertakes a series of speed-based challenges, exploring the boundaries of physics and learning about the science of speed.

Stars: Guy Martin, Shaun Dooley, Sebastien Loeb
Guy Martin's Spitfire (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Guy Martin joins the two-year restoration of a Spitfire that was buried in a French beach for decades, and tells the Boy's Own-style story of its pilot, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson.

Director: James Woodroffe
Stars: Iain Glen, Guy Martin, Martin Overall


Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Martin ...
Ian Hutchinson ...
John McGuinness ...
Michael Dunlop ...
Keith Amor ...
Bruce Anstey ...
John Barton ...
Paul Dobbs ...
Cameron Donald ...
Ryan Farquhar ...
Dave Hewson ...
Gary Johnson ...
Mark Miller ...
Dan Sayle and Klaus Klaffenbock ...
Jenny Tinmouth ...


By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It's also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. The vision of top commercials director Richard de Aragues, this promises to be one of the most thrilling films of 2011. Written by CinemaNX

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive.


Documentary | Sport


Not Rated | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

| |  »



Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Isle of Man - TT3D Hart am Limit  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£312,998 (UK) (22 April 2011)

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Officially broke the £1m mark at the UK box office by 23rd May, 2011. See more »


Guy Martin: Different things make different people happy, don't they? Some lads love going to the pub, I don't like being in the pub. Some lads love shagging, I don't like shagging. I don't mind it, but I'm not into it. I'd rather just go and ride me motorbikes or me pushbikes. It's whatever you're into, isn't it? If we was all the same everybody would be at the TT. wouldn't they? But different things make different people tick. And that makes me tick, and that's why I'm gonna keep on going.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credit with the film title appears as if painted on the road. The closing credits appear as if one looks down to the road while riding fast, with the credits floating over the asphalt. See more »


References The Social Network (2010) See more »


Performed by The Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Almost unbelievable
21 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first film that has affected me enough to bother writing a review. Excellent throughout, tense, terrifying, well filmed and good narration. Much more than just another bike documentary.

Few weak spots - narration, although technically good, was in a weak American tone, not ideally suited to something as British as the Isle of Man. Some of the solo footage of Guy riding was a bit weak. He was obviously not going fast, but made to appear so. The on boards were incredible. The atmosphere incredible. The passion incredible.

Never has a cinema completely full of men (99%) been so quiet for so long. The film finished to a stunned silence.


22 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where? When? How? orangelion03
TT3D Soundtrack leannedalton
Review: Poignant and powerful experience, even for non-bike lovers . . . tkksilvergun
I've been wanting to see this for quite some time but.. dvbeko
Does anybody else think that Guy Martin had a threesome? slothguitar
The anatomy of passion sharmuk
Discuss TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page