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Speed (1984)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short, History
A documentary on the history on mankind's attempts to reach high speeds. Starting with the invention of the bicycle, going on to sports cars, cars with jet engines, rocket-powered cars, ... See full summary »

Director:

Greg MacGillivray

Writers:

Greg MacGillivray (conception and story), Steven Henschel (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Burke ... Narrator (voice)
Monty Cox Monty Cox ... Hunter
Shane McCamey Shane McCamey ... Kirkpatrick MacMillan
Linda Hoy Linda Hoy ... Scottish Lady
Omri Katz ... Scottish Laddie
Andy Muxlow Andy Muxlow ... Scottish Laddie
Lee Brock Lee Brock ... Bill Vukovich
Kathy Graber Kathy Graber ... Ellen
Leif Green ... Danny
Frank Dent Frank Dent ... Policeman
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ... Doctor
Bill Carter Bill Carter ... Himself - Jet Dragster Driver
Gerry Lopez ... Himself - Surfer
Stella Sylvester Stella Sylvester ... Herself - Speed Skier
Kevin Hardesty Kevin Hardesty ... Himself
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A documentary on the history on mankind's attempts to reach high speeds. Starting with the invention of the bicycle, going on to sports cars, cars with jet engines, rocket-powered cars, attempts to break the sound barrier, and rocket-engine airplanes. Each achievement is documented by title card indicating the speed reached in miles per hour. Written by Anonymous

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The ultimate big screen experience.


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Sound Mix:

IMAX 6-Track

Color:

Color

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1.44 : 1
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Soundtracks

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin (uncredited)
Performed by Billie Holiday
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What a rush this was!
4 September 2009 | by debruin1975See all my reviews

I knew this that this film was the very first I ever visited at a Imax theater and it still gives me thrills all over. From the early bicycle to the grand sonic boom at the end, this movie is a thrill ride all on its own.

Altho it's now available on DVD (you have to look really hard, but it's there!), it's better to see this on the big IMAX screen. Home screen on TV just don't cut it, you have to experience this movie as big as possible or else the magic just won't work.

But the movie isn't bad and even on the short side - 30 minutes, that's all, but what a ride!


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