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Faster (2003)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 7 March 2004 (USA)
The first film to go inside the MotoGP world since television took a sport watched by a few thousand spectators at race tracks and turned it into prime-time entertainment for over 350 ... See full summary »

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Mark Neale

Writer:

Mark Neale

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ewan McGregor ... Narrator (voice)
Valentino Rossi ... Self
Max Biaggi Max Biaggi ... Self
Garry McCoy Garry McCoy ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Bennet Steve Bennet ... Self
Jeremy Burgess Jeremy Burgess ... Self
Loris Capirossi Loris Capirossi ... Self
Carlos Checa Carlos Checa ... Self
Claudio Costa Claudio Costa ... Self (as Dr. Claudio Costa)
Mick Doohan Mick Doohan ... Self
John Hopkins John Hopkins ... Self
Olivier Jacque Olivier Jacque ... Self
Hamish Jamieson Hamish Jamieson ... Self
Josh Lanphear Josh Lanphear ... Self
Eddie Lawson Eddie Lawson ... Self
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The first film to go inside the MotoGP world since television took a sport watched by a few thousand spectators at race tracks and turned it into prime-time entertainment for over 350 million people worldwide. The MotoGP world championship is the pinnacle of motorcycle sport, a series of sixteen races on five continents contested by twenty-four of the world's top riders. Filmed around the world during the 2001 and 2002 seasons, FASTER asks this question: How do you go faster than the rest, how do you win at this glamorous, dangerous game? The movie could be subtitled: How do you beat Valentino Rossi? The 24 year old Italian, world champion in 2001 and 2002, currently dominates MotoGP, and he's the charismatic center of the film. In addition, FASTER focuses on three other riders: Rossi's bitter rival Max Biaggi; the brilliant but injury-prone Garry McCoy; and the rising teenage star John Hopkins. Tales told by a supporting cast include former world champions including Mick Doohan, ... Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

motogp | motorcycle | racing | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Two wheels. 200MPH. Every man for himself.

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and sports related accidents | See all certifications »

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Wayne Rainey: Oh, it's not a rivalry at all. I haven't seen Biaggi win anything.
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Slightly flawed documentary is entertaining and educational
9 July 2004 | by FZ1BobSee all my reviews

The fact that there are so few good motorcycle movies makes "FASTER" difficult to rate. If you compare this movie to dreck like "Torque" or "Biker Boyz", it's an absolute 10. If you compare it to the obvious choice "On Any Sunday", the movie is good but it leaves you feeling like it could have been a little bit better.

It's more or less a documentary of the top motorcycle road racing series in the world, MotoGP. The movie focuses primarily on four different riders over the course of the 2001 and 2002 seasons. The narration by Ewan McGregor is excellent, and the racing footage (a mix of shots filmed for the movie and archival race coverage) is fabulous. The interviews with former world champions are entertaining and educational.

However, the way the movie tends to jump around a bit might confuse people who aren't already fans of the sport, a problem that detracts from the excellence of the movie. Basically, you should watch it, but if you're not already a MotoGP fan maybe you should watch it with one so they can explain.


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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,995, 25 April 2004

Gross USA:

$16,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,265
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