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On Any Sunday (1971)

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Documentary on motorcycle racing featuring stars of the sport, including film star Steve McQueen, a racer in his own right.

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Bruce Brown
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dave Aldana Dave Aldana ... Himself - National Racer #38
Mark Brelsford Mark Brelsford ... Himself - National Racer
Bruce Brown ... Narrator
Don Castro Don Castro ... Himself - National Racer
Jack Dunn Jack Dunn ... Himself - Mert Lawwill's Companion
David Evans David Evans ... Himself
Gary Fisher Gary Fisher ... Himself - National Racer #99
John Forker ... Boy Riding Bicycle
Mike Gibbon Mike Gibbon ... Himself - Hillclimber
Frank Gillespie Frank Gillespie ... Himself - National Racer #23
Hawkeye Hillbilly Hawkeye Hillbilly ... Himself - Hillclimber
Mert Lawwill Mert Lawwill ... Himself - National Racer #1
Dick Mann Dick Mann ... Himself - National Racer #2
Whitey Martino Whitey Martino ... Himself - Desert Racer #1
Keith Mashburn Keith Mashburn ... Himself - National Racer #30X
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Storyline

A documentary following the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts, including actor Steve McQueen. First asking the question "Why do they do it?" this film looks at the people who devote (and sometimes risk) their lives to racing on tracks and off-road courses around the world. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Take a trip at 265 mph See more »

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Documentary | Sport

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G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Motas Infernais See more »

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Budget:

$313,000 (estimated)
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Solar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Considered by many to be the best documentary about motorcycles ever made. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [after a desert racer move a turtle out of the trail] Desert racers are nice people.
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Referenced in Brittown (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

On Any Sunday
Lyrics by Sally Stevens
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Sung by Sally Stevens
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"Turn it on, you can give yourself a real thrill!"
30 July 2001 | by The DoomiteSee all my reviews

I remember loving this documentary from the very first time I saw it on video as a young kid. I've been riding motorcycles since I was 6 years old, and it's true what they say about motorcycling: Once you've experienced riding a motorcycle, you'll always look forward to your next ride. "On Any Sunday" does an excellent job in capturing what motorcycling is all about. This film has it all: entertaining information, a keen sense of humor, nail-biting intensity, and good-natured fun. Having been made in the late '60s/early '70s, the soundtrack of the movie is truly "groovy!" Definitely see this if you've ever wanted to go for a ride on a bike without leaving your living room!


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