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Torque (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 16 January 2004 (USA)
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A biker returns from Thailand to set things straight with his girlfriend. One gang leader wants him for delivery of 2 motorbikes filled with crystal meth and another gang leader wants him for murdering his brother.


Joseph Kahn


Matt Johnson
4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ashker ... Yellow Car Driver
Max Beesley ... Luther
Dane Cook ... Neil Luff
Ice Cube ... Trey
John Doe ... Sheriff Barnes
Gichi Gamba ... Nomo
Lance Gilbert Lance Gilbert ... 18 Wheeler Driver
Martin Henderson ... Ford
Jay Hernandez ... Dalton
Will Yun Lee ... Val
Faizon Love ... Sonny
Justina Machado ... Henderson
Monet Mazur ... Shane
Hayden McFarland ... Kid
Christina Milian ... Nina


Biker Cary Ford is framed by an old rival and biker gang leader for the murder of another gang member who happens to be the brother of Trey (Ice Cube), leader of the most feared biker gang in the country. Ford is now on the run trying to clear his name from the murder with Trey and his gang looking for his blood. Written by EL TORO 79

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Paris Hilton auditioned for the role of China while casting calls were being held in 2002. See more »


During the initial desert race sequence, a tortoise is seen walking through the cars at the starting line. In the next shot however, the tortoise is gone. See more »


Henry: Ford should've called by now.
Luther: He's just havin' a good run. Don't sweat it.
Henry: [Henry grabs Luther by the neck, lifts him up, and pins him to a wall] WE GOT OVER A MIL RIDIN' ON THIS DEAL OR WE'RE LOOKING AT LIFE IN PRISON IF FORD DON'T GO DOWN LIKE WE PLANNED, DON'T TELL ME NOT TO SWEAT IT!
[Henry puts Luther down]
Henry: So grab yourself a candy bar, and shut your mouth.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits cast shadows on the landscape. See more »

Alternate Versions

Various changes were made to secure a PG-13 rating (for example, the head through the car window; the re-dubbed line, "You were always a punk"). These changes exist in every released version of the film. See more »


Referenced in Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers (2007) See more »


Fire and Flame
Written by Robbie McIntosh
Performed by Robbie McIntosh and Chrissie Hynde
Courtesy of Compass Records
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User Reviews

Better than Biker Boyz
13 November 2004 | by christian123See all my reviews

After avoiding the life of the motorcycle gangs, long-time biker Cary Ford (Martin Henderson) returns home, only to become at odds with the leaders of two gangs, the Hellions and the Reapers. The latter is led by Trey (Ice Cube) who thinks Cary killed his younger brother, when the leader of the former gang frames Ford for it. With the help of his friends, Ford must outrace the two vengeful biker gangs, as well as the FBI, in order to prove his good name and live to ride again.

The film is pretty much as silly as the plot sounds. I saw Torque in theaters and while its not worth nine bucks to watch its still better than some people are saying it is. It's certainly not bottom 100 bad and deserves a higher rating something around a 4.1 maybe. Torque is the type of movie that you would expect in January as the month is known as a dumping ground for movies, so don't walk in expecting a good film. Torque is a lot better than Biker Boyz since it has more action and it's shorter. Still, Torque is far from a good movie.

The highlight of the movie are the over the top action scenes and for the most part, they deliver. Another good thing about Torque is Monet Mazur. She's pretty and she gives a decent performance. Besides for those things, Torque is kind of a joke. The acting is horrible as all the actors seem to be looking for the exit and a paycheck. Martin Henderson plays Cary and after a nice performance in the Ring, he gives a pretty bad one here. Ice Cube isn't much better and he gives an over the top performance though that is kind of the point since the whole movie is over the top.

The whole story is predictable and it looks like something a three year old put together. The film is highly unrealistic so keep that in mind if you're going to watch it. The dialog is incredibly cheesy and bad. The direction is clumsy as this is Joseph Kahn's first and hopefully last movie. Like I said before, the action is decent but it doesn't break any new ground. This is the type of movie that you might enjoy if you aren't taking it too seriously but it's really not worth watching. In the end, this lame action flick is better left on the shelf. Rating 4/10

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16 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,970,557, 18 January 2004

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2.35 : 1
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