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.
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 togetherWritten by
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The bridge crash scene was filmed in Columbus Ga. The crew were there for close to a week filming in the city, and when Little Pete's car is going over the bridge a crane was actually used to lift it over the bridge so as to not damage the bridge. See more »
In the final scene where Julia picks up Toby from jail, she downshifts and rev-matches the 2015 Mustang several times. Just before the shot of Julia looking at Toby, you can see the automatic gear shift. See more »
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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The opening logos are tinted orange and sped up in some way. See more »
Better than the increasingly ridiculous Fast and Furious series.
I watched this due to my like of Aaron Paul. I was very pleasantly surprised, going in with low expectations. I expected a very OTT race movie. Likeable hero and crew, sneer-worthy villain in Dominic Cooper. Sassy love interest in my fellow brit Imogen Poots. Michael Keaton was great as Monarch, Rami Malek also superb in minor support. Dakota Johnson bland and forgettable as ever.
What you get with Need for speed is just over two hours of solid respectable escapism, with great automotive stunts and some insanely skillful driving. Very enjoyable film. Recommended.
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