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Love the Beast (2009)

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Love the Beast is a movie starring Eric Bana, Jeremy Clarkson, and Steve Coad. What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you ... See full summary »

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What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you could tell a great car story of the likes of "Grand Prix", "Le Mans" or "Mad Max". Then one day you happened to open your garage door and sitting there, right in front of you, was the film you had been searching for. This is what happened to Eric Bana and this time around, the co-star is his very own Ford GT Falcon Coupe- THE BEAST. Eric realized the story was in fact, about him, his first car, a lifetime of ownership and a lifetime of friendship. He set about documenting his own 25 year long love story. A simple tale of one man's ongoing relationship with his very first car. After years of precious restoration, Eric and his 3 closest friends, decided to enter the car into one of the most grueling and dangerous motor races that exists: The Targa Tasmania Rally. This would be a personal Everest for ... Written by Anonymous

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25 years of love can't be wrong

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AUD 159,136 (Australia), 12 March 2009, Limited Release
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Jay Leno's car collection that features in this DVD also has 5 aircraft in the next hangar. See more »

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Jeremy Clarkson: Six hundred horsepower...
Eric Bana: Yeah.
Jeremy Clarkson: [shows a photo of the suspension] ... and leaf springs...
Eric Bana: Yeah, well, in the class I run in they don't allow you to change your suspension pickup points.
Jeremy Clarkson: [horrified] Are you *mad*?
Eric Bana: Well, I didn't think I was, but then I did this to the car.
[shows Jeremy a picture of the wreck]
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Eric Bana has made the most personal film of the year...his love for his car.
9 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw an advance screening for this yesterday (8/3/09) and surprisingly, I throughly enjoyed it. Eric Bana has constructed an entertaining and enjoyable look at his personal love affair with his first car (a 1974 Ford GT Falcon Coupe), the first car he ever bought as a teenager. The documentary extends beyond just any old "Car Flick", to focus on why we all have our obsessions and hobbies and the roles they play in our lives. You don't have to be a rev head to enjoy this and thats the point, as an interesting study of obsession and an insight to the private life of one of Australias best loved actors, this is definitely worth a look.


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