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TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

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By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to... See full summary »

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Richard De Aragues
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Martin ... Himself
Ian Hutchinson Ian Hutchinson ... Himself
John McGuinness John McGuinness ... Himself
Michael Dunlop Michael Dunlop ... Himself
Keith Amor Keith Amor ... Himself
Bruce Anstey Bruce Anstey ... Himself
John Barton John Barton ... Himself
Paul Dobbs Paul Dobbs ... Himself
Cameron Donald Cameron Donald ... Himself
Ryan Farquhar Ryan Farquhar ... Himself
Dave Hewson Dave Hewson ... Himself
Gary Johnson Gary Johnson ... Himself
Mark Miller Mark Miller ... Himself
Dan Sayle and Klaus Klaffenbock Dan Sayle and Klaus Klaffenbock ... Himself
Jenny Tinmouth Jenny Tinmouth ... Herself
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By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It's also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. The vision of top commercials director Richard de Aragues, this promises to be one of the most thrilling films of 2011. Written by CinemaNX

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Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Isle of Man - TT3D Hart am Limit See more »

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Opening Weekend:

£312,998 (United Kingdom), 22 April 2011, Limited Release
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Isle of Man Film,CinemaNX See more »
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Officially broke the £1m mark at the UK box office by 23rd May, 2011. See more »

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Narrator: Over the next seven days, there will be many scrapes and near misses, seven cracked vertebrae, four broken ribs, five life-threatening incidents, two bruised lungs and unfortunately, much worse.
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The opening credit with the film title appears as if painted on the road. The closing credits appear as if one looks down to the road while riding fast, with the credits floating over the asphalt. See more »

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References No Limit (1935) See more »

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Blow
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A must-see for petrolheads...or anyone with an interest in what makes other people tick...
20 April 2011 | by johnnychimpoSee all my reviews

Just got back from seeing this in a packed house at the local fleapit, and it seemed most of the crowd were as impressed as I was, although to be fair most of them were probably predisposed to enjoying an hour and a half of on- and off-track action from the run-up to the 2010 TT, and the event itself.

The Isle Of Man TT Races are familiar to motorsport fans around the world as the Holy Grail of roadracing, an astonishing course set over, in, through and around 37 and a bit miles of the Isle Of Man's countryside, mountains, towns, villages and 'road furniture'. Riders blast through narrow country lanes with stone walls, lamp-posts, kerbs...at speeds approaching 200mph.

To some people in this risk-averse age, the obvious question is "Why do these men (and the odd woman) risk their lives?". The majority of the non-racing scenes in the film give the riders point of view on this; it will not spoil anything to say that the consensus is that riding is a thrill like no other; riding at the extreme is something else beyond that. The passion for the race is all-consuming.

When considering the risks these riders take, it is worth bearing in mind that for many of the riders (and their crews) this is not a full time job. They are not millionaires like formula 1 drivers. While other people get a look in, the focus and star of the show here is Guy Martin, the part-time lorry mechanic, part-time superbike racer, full-time charismatic rebel who has the talent, drive and popular support of a great champion but has never won a TT. Will he do it this year ? Those who follow the sport know the answer, those who don't will be willing him on during the film's race scenes.

I would recommend this without hesitation to anyone who is into motorsport, anyone who wants to understand why other people are into it, and most strongly I would recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in learning about other people, what makes them tick, and what you can learn from them.


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