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TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Sport  |  22 April 2011 (USA)
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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 »

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Guy Martin ...
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John McGuinness ...
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Michael Dunlop ...
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Keith Amor ...
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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

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

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22 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Isle of Man - TT3D Hart am Limit  »

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£312,998 (UK) (22 April 2011)

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£917,491 (UK) (13 May 2011)
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The bicycle Guy Martin is seen riding throughout the film is an Orange Alpine 160. The bicycle was stolen shortly before the film's release. See more »

Quotes

Guy Martin: What would you say... A tile short of a roof? One short of a six pack? A few slates adrift? We'd use that one a lot. Lights are on but no one's home. I can imagine,from the outside looking in, anyone that's racing the TT looks like the lights are on but no one's home.
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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 »

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Not just for petrolheads
24 April 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I ride a bike, but have never had any interest in motorcycle racing but loved this film. Everyone should watch it as it is not about the bikes or the racing, it is about the people who take part, their friends and their families, and how they all try and cope with the passion, and the very real danger. Not sure whether the 3D really enhances the experience for not and would have to watch it in 2D to be sure. However, whether it is the medium or not, the film draws you into the experience of the TT. With Guy Martin, someone who everyone around him clearly finds lovable despite his obvious flaws, as the centrepiece, the movie carries you through the build up and the fortnight on the island in a picturesque, well paced way. There is no unnecessary technical techno-babel, and the bikes themselves are rarely mentioned. The movie is all the better for that. This is a documentary about men, not machines, which should be on everyone's "must see" list.


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