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Born to Race (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Sport | Video 28 February 2012
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Danny's sent to stay with his estranged dad after yet another illegal street race and arrest. He befriends Jessica at school and has problems with her speed crazy bully ex. There's a drag race with a racing school scholarship as prize.

Director:

Alex Ranarivelo

Writers:

Steve Sarno (story) (as Steven Sarno), Alex Ranarivelo (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Cross ... Danny Krueger
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Frank Krueger
Brando Eaton ... Jake Kendall
Nicole Badaan ... Jessica
Sherry Stringfield ... Lisa Abrams
Spencer Breslin ... Max
Christina Moore ... Ms. Parker
Erik King ... Mr. Briggs
Johanna Braddy ... Rachel
Matt McCoy ... Joe
Grant Show ... Jimmy Kendall
Walter Perez ... Tony
Michael Esparza ... Sanchez
Ali Afshar ... Self
Whitmer Thomas ... Harry
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Storyline

Born To Race is the story of Danny Krueger, a rebellious young street racer on a collision course with trouble. After an accident at an illegal street race, he is sent to a small town to live with his estranged father, a washed up NASCAR racer. When Danny decides to enter the NHRA High School Drags, he's forced to seek his father's help in taking down the local hot shot. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for reckless behavior and a fight sequence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

"Born To Race" was written in 2002 and was originally titled "Racer High". See more »

Goofs

When Kreuger is working on his car the night after racing from the party, his father does something to an engine and stars the car. He tries to start his car and nothing happens, but his car is standard, so he would need to press the clutch in while turning the key. See more »

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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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Written by Michael Mann, Jordon Omley, Kristinia DeBarge (as Kristinia Debarge) and Nicole Badaan
Performed by Nicole Badaan
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Great movie, way better than Fast & Furious
11 May 2012 | by cygurationSee all my reviews

Gearheads may have been given a lot of trash-worthy action-racing titles lately, mostly all trying to rip and copy on Vin Diesel's Fast & Furious franchise. But the stupid part about it is that it seems like each one of those "street racing" movies get dumber by the sequel and stupider by the spin-off, except for this movie...Born to Race.

I loved this movie because it stays completely true to itself. One of the dumbest parts about Tokyo Drift was how many cars that kid burned through, there was no respect for the vehicles they way they respected the cars, the tuning and the performance in this movie. Now, if you're not a gear-head a lot of the lingo will go over your head, but if you're not really into cars or racing movies then I don't see why you would be reading reviews for a movie about cars and racing(?) Anyways, the writing is actually several times better than most Hollywood flicks. They don't have "easy answers" for everything and most scenes fade out instead trying to drag on and force characters to resolve things. Mostly because in real life we don't always resolve things in one sitting.

I also liked that the movie stayed true to the character direction, even with its clichés...It was easy to both hate and root for the protagonist in this film because you could understand why he did the things he did, but at the same time, he was a young idiot, so the director and writer did a job of balancing it out.

Also, I just have to say, that 2011 Black Mustang was a freaking beast and the Subaru was a true standout star. I'm glad they also kept the races realistic with real cars and not all that crappy CG stuff.

This was a good low-budget film for car enthusiasts and racing fans.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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