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Faster (2003)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 7 March 2004 (USA)
Filmed around the world in 2001 and 2002, Faster captures the rise of MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi amid ferocious competition, especially from his bitter rival Max Biaggi.

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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: That day I was off just a little bit. I was struggling, but... I'd been in that situation many times so it wasn't nothing new. It was just an error on my part I just gotten in a little bit to hot, carrying little bit too much corner speed. So I really had to bank the bike over really hard keep it on line and when I just opened the throttle it...it stepped out. It was just an easy... It was an easy crash because it stepped out and I fell off the side of it. I was like sliding with the bike ...
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Thrilling, informative documentary on motorcycle road racing
21 January 2005 | by jmartinssonSee all my reviews

This excellent documentary film captures the excitement of the races and the lives of a few of the racers from the point of view of the racers themselves and their teams. The film begins with a focus on the rivalry between Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi (the film definitely takes Rossi's side). A select few other riders are showcased, and then the film focuses on the transition from two-stroke bikes to four-stroke, and Moto GP. The film seems to be pretty comprehensive, covering some history of the sport and also taking a very personal approach in telling the stories of some of the riders, like John Hopkins. The film has awesome footage, which is helpful to those interested in actually racing and those who just want to see some thrilling racing footage. Recommended to those with an interest in the racing scene, sport bike enthusiasts, or those seeking adrenaline-pumping motorcycle footage. The interactive racing features on the second disc of the DVD set has great on board camera footage and an update for the 2004 season.


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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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