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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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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mick Andrews Mick Andrews ... Himself
Steve Baker Steve Baker ... Himself
A.C. Bakken A.C. Bakken ... Himself
Russ Collins Russ Collins ... Himself
Roger DeCoster Roger DeCoster ... Himself
Debbie Evans ... Herself
Mike Hailwood ... Himself
Kenny Roberts Kenny Roberts ... Himself
Barry Sheene Barry Sheene ... Himself
Marty Smith Marty Smith ... Himself
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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi mages kanoun souza See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Stratosphere
Written and Performed by Tangerine Dream
Published by Virgin Music Publishers Ltd.
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
Special Thanks to Ken Berry
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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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