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Nitro Circus: The Movie (2012)

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Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Pastrana ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Jolene Van Vugt ... Herself - Nitro Circus Crew
Tommy Passemante Tommy Passemante ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Jim DeChamp Jim DeChamp ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Greg Powell Greg Powell ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew (as 'Special' Greg Powell)
Erik Roner ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Jeremy Rawle Jeremy Rawle ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Gregg Godfrey ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Aaron Sauvage Aaron Sauvage ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew (as Aaron 'Crum' Sauvage)
Aaron Fotheringham Aaron Fotheringham ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew (as Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham)
Parks Bonifay Parks Bonifay ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Dusty Wygle Dusty Wygle ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Cameron McQueen Cameron McQueen ... Himself - Nitro Circus Crew
Hubert Rowland Hubert Rowland ... Himself / Nitro Circus Crew
Channing Tatum ... Himself
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Storyline

Motorcycle stunt-riders perform death-defying tricks in state-of-the-art 3D. Risking life and limb by way of bikes, trikes, buses, motorcycles and semis-these are the things of Nitro Circus, and therefore this movie. Led by Travis Pastrana, Nitro Circus got its start back in the early 2000s when a collective of extreme sport buds started cranking out DVDs of their back-flipping, tumbling, face-in-the-dirt engine-propelled stunts.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for depiction of extreme and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nitro Circus: O Filme See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,183,701, 12 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,376,905, 7 October 2012
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1.78 : 1
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You'll either adore it or loathe it
28 December 2012 | by StevePulaskiSee all my reviews

Nitro Circus: The Movie will likely live on in the hearts of X-Games enthusiasts, who the film is directly geared for, and has likely be evaporated from the minds of the general public since it ended its small theatrical run. I've always managed to find something more interesting and substantial on TV when the X-Games are playing, yet always admire the drive and the heart of the young men that put their life on the line to pull off gravity-defying tricks on a bike.

Before even stating a coherent opinion on this picture I'm issuing a common sense recommendation, as I did with Project X, saying that if the first sentence of the plot of the film appeals to you, then disregard everything I'm about to say. The film continues with the long-running series Nitro Circus, showing the gang of young bloods, lead by noted X-Games winner Travis Pastrana, perform extremely daring stunts such as jumping off a building on a mountain bike, slide along a huge ramp into the water, and so on.

My personal favorite involved a new variation on the tiresome sport of golf. This involves one going down a large ramp, with a heavy slope and and ever-increasing velocity, to hit another ramp, fly off, and then attempt to land in a hole in an inflatable ball. If the person misses the whole, they will likely hit the ball and bounce off on to hard dirt and risk injury. What can I say? I was entertained by that sequence more-so than others.

The entire film runs for about one-hundred and three minutes, including an eleven minute introduction which is just more of the same business. The project's main goal for existing is to show how Nitro Circus went from being small and under the radar to performing live in front of a sold out crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This is partially why this film makes for a drab experience. I feel many fans of the series and fans of X-Games will be disheartened at the fact there are so many logos for Red Bull and Muscle Milk featured so prominently, without a doubt trying to grasp the attention of people of who will hopefully go out to purchase those products. They say the most upsetting part about watching something you love is watching it go corporate, and part of the reason Nitro Circus: The Movie feels a bit less enjoyable is we're almost seeing the dreaded mainstream path the series is seemingly taking.

I'm instantly reminded of Jackass (creator Jeff Tremaine and known "Jackass" Johnny Knoxville" serve as producers of the film and creators of the Television programs), which aired on MTV, just like the Nitro Circus Television program, and am reminded of how much more fun and enjoyable that program was. The daredevils weren't just daredevils, but characters and comedians all the more, and had personalities to boot. The characters here are bland and uninteresting. Complete nobodies were no clear distinction. Pastrana seems to be pretty laidback and pleasingly chill, but there's little separating him from the other young faces in this film and, to be honest, the entire world of daredevil stunts.

Watching people go off ramps several times over, challenge gravity, and completely discard logic and common sense (often in slow-motion) can get repetitive if you're not in the direct demographic. Nitro Circus: The Movie will be found and will be cherished by those who have an unquenchable thirst for dangerous human activity. To those with a thirst that's quenchable, this film will make sure you never reach dehydration.

Starring: Travis Pastrana, Andy Bell, Jolene Van Vugt, Greg Powell, Jim DeChamp, Erik Roner, and Tommy Passemante. Directed by: Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle.


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