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Take It to the Limit (1979)

PG | | Documentary, Sport | March 1980 (USA)
a peek into the life of motorcycle riders and racers of the era.The film covers speedway, desert racing, road racing, hill climb, grass track, drag racing, trials, sidecars, dirt track and motocross in the 1970s.

Director:

Peter Starr
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Oppenheimer ... Narrator (voice)
Terry Seabrook Terry Seabrook ... Track Announcer (voice)
Larry Huffman Larry Huffman ... Track Announcer (voice)
Roxy Rockwood Roxy Rockwood ... Track Announcer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mick Andrews Mick Andrews ... Self
Steve Baker Steve Baker ... Self
A.C. Bakken A.C. Bakken ... Self
Russ Collins Russ Collins ... Self
Roger DeCoster Roger DeCoster ... Self
Debbie Evans ... Self
Mike Hailwood ... Self
Kenny Roberts Kenny Roberts ... Self
Barry Sheene Barry Sheene ... Self
Marty Smith Marty Smith ... Self
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a peek into the life of motorcycle riders and racers of the era.The film covers speedway, desert racing, road racing, hill climb, grass track, drag racing, trials, sidecars, dirt track and motocross in the 1970s.

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Taglines:

A Motorcycle Odyssey...Experience It.

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

PG
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Trivia

After winning the race at the Indy Mile on the TZ750 powered flat tracker Kenny Roberts said "They don't pay me enough to ride that thing" The AMA promptly banned the machine from dirt track competition. See more »

Soundtracks

Desert Rush Hour
Written by Hugh 'Hush' Preston and Eric Collins
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Hard to find, but worth the effort
21 November 2005 | by ctune-1See all my reviews

A very good motorcycling movie that features a look at the many facets of Motorcycle sport and pleasure riding. It will inevitably be compared to "On Any Sunday" which was the movie that started the genre. This movie stands on it's own merits, and shows how much had changed in the years since OAS was filmed.

My favorite scenes were the on board camera shots of Mike Hailwood doing a lap of the Isle of Man, and the footage of Kenny Roberts on the TZ 750 miler winning the Indy Mile in 1975.

There plenty of other interesting bits that include an animated scene with Arlo Guthrie explaining his "Motorcycle song", and stunt rider Debbie Evans displaying her trials bike skills.

The Soundtrack stands out as being above par for this type of movie and features Foreigner, Jean Luc Ponty, Tangerine Dream and the aforementioned Arlo Guthrie.

I recommend this movie highly, but you will probably have a hard time finding it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Take It to the Limit: A Motorcycle Odyssey See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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