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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tobey Marshall
... Dino Brewster
... Julia Maddon
... Benny
... Finn
... Joe Peck
... Little Pete
... Anita
Stevie Ray Dallimore ... Bill Ingram
... Monarch
Alan Pflueger ... Flyin' Hawaiian
Brian L. Keaulana ... Right Seater (as Brian Keaulana)
... 'DJ' Joseph
... 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

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

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Need for Speed: O Filme  »

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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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Taylor Kitsch, Liam Hemsworth, Brenton Thwaites and Luke Bracey were considered for the lead role but in the end, Aaron Paul was cast. See more »

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During the last race, all the cars are going extremely fast for a long time. Even with a full gas tank they wouldn't be able to race at those speeds for any longer than about 7-10 minutes. See more »

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

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References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

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Slow Down
Written by Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Fare
Performed by Poolside
Courtesy of Day & Night Recordings
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Wouldn't Expect It To Be So Awesome!
18 March 2014 | by See 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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