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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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Cast

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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$511,064
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(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Targa Tasmania rally which Eric enters in this film sees the competitors run 40+ stages across more than 1600 miles around the rugged island at the end of the world, Tasmania. 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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It might be a film about cars, but it's so much more if you think about it.
25 July 2010 | by RobertHolikSee all my reviews

I'm getting pretty fed up with people saying that this movie is for "car lovers only" because it's simply not true. This movie is for many people, collectors, Eric Bana fans, people who have a passion and want to see other people's passions etc.

It's a movie about racing and cars, about Eric Bana's car that has been a part of his life for a very long time, that right there is so beautiful to see. Eric Bana's relationship to his car is amazing, you would have to see it to believe it. And people who don't understand the love for cars will truly get a different opinion after seeing this film because it will grow on you, you will see how much something made out of tin parts (and then some) can become such passion and such love because of how long it will stick with you.

And to Eric Bana fans, if you love Eric Bana like I have, you HAVE TO see this movie. To me, Eric Bana is very much like his car is to him, I've grown up with Eric Bana and his movies and seen him grow as an actor, it feels as if he's my friend as with a couple of different actors. And if you really almost feel like he's family, you will have the same feelings as he does for his cars when you see how heartbreaking some scenes in this movie are. You will also see Eric Bana before a big movie premiere of his movie "Lucky You", it's a very rare glimpse into his life and how he feels before going to a premiere, it's quite cool and you'll see how awesome and down to earth he truly seems.

But do keep in mind that this is a documentary, it is mostly for car lovers, true, but it can still grow on you, because let's face it, it's not all just cars.

8/10


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