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Need for Speed (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 14 March 2014 (USA)
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Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

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Scott Waugh

Writers:

George Gatins (screenplay), George Gatins (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Paul ... Tobey Marshall
Dominic Cooper ... Dino Brewster
Imogen Poots ... Julia Maddon
Kid Cudi ... Benny
Rami Malek ... Finn
Ramon Rodriguez ... Joe Peck
Harrison Gilbertson ... Little Pete
Dakota Johnson ... Anita
Stevie Ray Dallimore Stevie Ray Dallimore ... Bill Ingram
Michael Keaton ... Monarch
Alan Pflueger Alan Pflueger ... Flyin' Hawaiian
Brian L. Keaulana Brian L. Keaulana ... Right Seater (as Brian Keaulana)
Logan Holladay ... 'DJ' Joseph
Carmela Zumbado ... Jeny 'B'
Jalil Jay Lynch ... Jimmy MacIntosh
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Storyline

Framed by an ex-partner for a murder he did not commit, Tobey Marshall, a financially struggling custom-car builder and street-racer, spends two years in jail thinking about one moment. Fresh out of prison he reacquires the fastest car his workshop ever built and sold, and seeks to enter a secretive and extremely high-stakes race known as The DeLeon. His purpose; redemption, recognition from the world of racing and to solve his problems. Yet all this fades in comparison to his driving reason. Revenge. Above all, revenge. This is a story about love, redemption, revenge and motor oil all swirled together Written by Chase Game Reviews

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Need for Speed See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,844,939, 16 March 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,577,636

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$203,277,636
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song played in the last scene and closing credits of the film, was written and performed by Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi), who plays Benny in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dino is briefing the crew about the Mustang he wants them to build, he mentions a Gran Torino, and notions towards the blue Ford Tobey drove in the race. If he's talking about the same car, he is mistaken, because said Ford is a 1969 Torino. The Gran Torino trim level was announced in 1972. See more »

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[first lines]
Monarch: Hey, I've been doing some homework on this kid Tobey Marshall from Mount Kisco. This kid was a phenom. Used to tear up the local circuits. Him and his dad, man, they campaigned like champions. Of course, Mount Kisco had another great, Dino Brewster. You all know Dino. He went on to race in the big leagues at Indy, and Toby just kind of fell through the cracks. Well, here's some news, cretins. Tobey's been running again, and running fast. Real fast, fast as that "Grim Taquito" will ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are tinted orange and sped up in some way. See more »

Connections

Featured in Top Gear: Episode #21.5 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic Hearts
Written and Performed by Calvin Love
Courtesy of Autumn Tone Records
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Wouldn't Expect It To Be So Awesome!
18 March 2014 | by logicalrickSee all my reviews

Well when I saw the trailer for the NFS movie, I thought "No just no, it's going to be terrible" - Then I saw the cast of Aaron Paul (Breaking bad) and Dominic Cooper (The History Boys). I loved Dominic in The History Boys and like most people enjoyed Breaking Bad.

But alas, having some aspiring actors isn't going to make a movie. Then I came here and found at the time a rating of 8.4 from people who had viewed the NFS pre-release. So at that point I thought, OK I'll give it a shot, worse case scenario it ends up being like a bad Fast and Furious rip off.

NOPE! Was amazing, never a dull moment, didn't have any scene that was just utterly pointless (which almost every movie does), the acting was fantastic, the action was intense, and the soundtrack and effects were spot on! As a movie it is great, but for someone like myself who grew up on NFS and loves car's it is EPIC. There's a great scene in the end, that anyone who has played the NFS: Hot Pursuit series will instantly go "Yep, this is really NFS!"

The only reason I wont give it a 10/10 is because of some minor plot holes - But nothing to bad, and most people wouldn't even notice. Otherwise brilliant, wouldn't be surprised if this becomes the next F&F Franchise.


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