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World Record (2003)

An athlete, Dan, breaks out of the matrix through a feat of strength and gets a brief glimse of the real world outside his existance.


Takeshi Koike




Credited cast:
Victor Williams ... Dan (voice)
John Wesley ... Dan's Dad (voice)
Alex Fernandez ... Tom (voice)
Allison Smith ... Reporter (voice)
Tara Strong ... Nurse (voice)
Matt McKenzie ... Agent #1 (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Agent #2 (voice) (as Kevin N. Richardson)
Julia Fletcher Julia Fletcher ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kinryû Arimoto Kinryû Arimoto ... (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... (voice)
Sayaka Kobayashi Sayaka Kobayashi ... (voice)
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ... Tom (voice)
Tôru Ohkawa Tôru Ohkawa ... (voice)
Atsuko Tanaka ... (voice)
Hiroki Touchi Hiroki Touchi ... Dan (voice)


Dan ran a 100 meters world record of just under 9 seconds, but was accused of using doping and found positive. Now he is back, and he is willing to give everything. Too much thinks his friend, who is concerned that Dan will injure himself by running too hard in the qualifiers. But something strange is going on with Dan, as machine agents are keeping a close eye on him. When the race is there, fate strikes as Dan muscles literally are severed, causing Dan to fall. But somehow he finds the strength to go on, passing his opponents, on his way to learn the truth. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Edited into The Animatrix (2003) See more »


Written by Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber
Performed by Tosca
Courtesy of G-Stone Recordings
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I wish I could claim that I liked this
12 April 2009 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

On the Animatrix disc, this is the sixth short. I'm sorry to say, but this is my least favorite. I can appreciate that the animation is interesting and different. The concept is definitely deserving of attention. The voice acting is very good. However, with all the time spent on back-story, and an execution that just did not grab me(which I am willing to grant may have more to do with personal tastes), this just doesn't seem that great, especially considering what the other ones are like. This just comes off as having wasted a lot of potential. The visual style is like a grotesque caricature, and it is similar to Aeon Flux. Strangely hypnotic. It is unpleasant to watch, one bit in particular, and I would say that that is intentional. This is almost nine minutes long. The story-telling utilizes a non-linear time-line, and you have to pay attention to follow it. The DVD holds a making of, seven and a half minutes, and it, along with the commentary(not in English but with subtitles), are worth taking in. I recommend this to fans of The Matrix universe and/or science fiction. 5/10

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3 June 2003 (Finland) See more »

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