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Biker Boyz (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 31 January 2003 (USA)
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A son of the leader of a legendary group of an urban biker gang tries to retain his championship title.

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Michael Gougis (article), Craig Fernandez | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Smoke
Derek Luke ... Kid
Orlando Jones ... Soul Train
Djimon Hounsou ... Motherland
Lisa Bonet ... Queenie
Brendan Fehr ... Stuntman
Larenz Tate ... Wood
Kid Rock ... Dogg
Rick Gonzalez ... Primo
Meagan Good ... Tina
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Half & Half
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Anita Galloway
Dante Basco ... Philly
Dionysio Basco ... Flip (as Dion Basco)
Tyson Beckford ... Donny
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Storyline

A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son, this is the story of Manuel "Smoke" Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who exchange their suits and ties at night and on weekends for leather outfits and motorcycle helmets. The focus of this story takes place at an annual drag-racing event in Fresno, as Manuel tries to retain his championship title. Written by PhatBleek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Survival of the fastest.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Laurence Fishburne and Derek Luke (respectively) play father and son. In reality, Fishburne is only 13 years older than Luke. See more »

Goofs

When two men place TJ in his wheelchair after he does burnouts in his reverse trike, TJ's right foot is not in the footrest. He moves his foot into the footrest on his own, which would be impossible if he were paralyzed from the waist down. See more »

Quotes

Jaleel 'Kid': We Racing or you making up an excuse?
Motherland: Say again?
Jaleel 'Kid': Are we racing, or you just 'blowing' Smoke?
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Crazy Credits

Ending credits roll with pictures of motorcycle clubs that were on the set. Credits end with the quote "Burn rubber not your soul." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Ring Two (2005) See more »

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Westside Love
Written by Jeff Freeman, West Louis Jr. & Lee Harris
Courtesy of Grandee Point Music
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8 bucks that should've been saved for gas money...
10 February 2003 | by kctwinkieSee all my reviews

To begin with, I wasn't expecting really much from the film at all. More or less, I anticipated a "Fast and the Furious" with motorcycles. However, even to those expectations, the film falls way short. I was given the rather EXPECTED mediocre plot and cast of stereotypical characters; in addition to, the rather UNEXPECTED monotonous action sequences and poorly coordinated/directed stunts.

While I spent 90 minutes wondering why these "hardcore" street racers had chromed-finished, colorful, graphic-designed bikes that looked like they were ready more for a show than any race, I kept watching these races that felt like the bikes were going 25 mph rather than the 200 mph their speedometers were reading. Each of the ~ 5 races in the film are pretty much exactly the same, and the final race is, to say the least, predictable and lame. I won't even begin to discuss the 'realism' of any of the races because I don't believe the movie is to be taken that serious in the first place...which is unfortunate.

The verdict? Its a shame to say "save this movie for a rental night", because a movie of this nature should have only been appreciated on the big screen.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biker Boyz See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,106,992, 2 February 2003

Gross USA:

$22,076,772

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,510,621
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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