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TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 22 April 2011 (USA)
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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

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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Storyline

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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Documentary | Sport

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CLOSER TO THE EDGE マン島TTライダー See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,034,200
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Officially broke the £1m mark at the UK box office by 23rd May, 2011. See more »

Quotes

Guy Martin: What would you say... A tile short of a roof? One short of a six pack? A few slates adrift? We'd use that one a lot. Lights are on but no one's home. I can imagine,from the outside looking in, anyone that's racing the TT looks like the lights are on but no one's home.
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Crazy Credits

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 The Social Network (2010) See more »

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A must see film.

What an amazing film. It was everything that I Superbiker wasn't. Has made me love Guy Martin even more (if that was possible). I had read that the film focuses too much on the deaths and crashes that have been present through the history of the race. I disagree; I think they dealt with them well and in a way that really does bring home what this circuit means to all those who race there.

I certainly don't think this is just a film for the boys (being a female motorcyclist myself) and I don't even think you need to have a love of bikes. Right from the start you care about the characters, the race footage and interviews etc keep you on the edge of your seat, with your heart in your mouth throughout the film I hope this film does a lot for for the world of motorcycle racing; both circuits and road racing alike.


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