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Love the Beast (2009)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Eric Bana ... Himself
Jeremy Clarkson ... Himself
Steve Coad Steve Coad ... Himself
Grant Denyer Grant Denyer ... Himself
Todd Kelly Todd Kelly ... Himself
Jay Leno ... Himself
Tim Lynas Tim Lynas ... Himself
Phil McGraw ... Himself
Barry Oliver Barry Oliver ... Himself
Jim Richards Jim Richards ... Himself
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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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Documentary | Sport

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Paixão Pela Velocidade See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Opening Weekend:

AUD 159,136 (Australia), 12 March 2009, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The screening that Eric Bana attends in the movie is for Lucky You (2007). See more »

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Eric Bana: It's hard for me to describe my obsession with motor racing, or what it actually feels like to drive a race car on the limit. There's a focus and an intensity that I don't find anywhere else. You're always on the edge, and you never hold anything back. It's just ten tenths every second. It's a zone that feeds your competitive nature. When a car gets past you, you just want to go after them, you want to chase them down, you want to pass them. It's primal. But then there's another side to it, ...
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Features Mad Max (1979) See more »

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fantastic movie, captures the automotive passion spot on
23 February 2012 | by curlyk3See all my reviews

As a petrol head or gear head myself, I find this movie extremely easy to relate to and understand. The dedication and connection he has with his car is understandable to me, and the dream he had since his childhood is one that most petrol heads can find common ground in. "Fate, luck and circumstance" took him away from his passion, but his passion for cars, specifically his Falcon are something so many can comprehend.

This movie shows the trials, tribulations, and hardships that come with having a car addiction. I've been brought to tears watching a car drive away and felt the emptiness when something happens to the car. Cars are an extension of our personalities, they're than an analog or digital machine, they become a part of us and a part of our lives.

This movie is one of the first that has shown the automotive scene in such a positive light through dedication. It allows people a glimpse at the choices and the desires we have as car nuts, and gives them a grasp for what makes our wheels turn.

This movie is a must-see for anyone that loves cars.


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