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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 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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Trivia

Alan Pflueger, who plays "Flyin' Hawaiian", owns the Honda Dealership on Oahu, the largest automotive dealership in the state. Brian L. Keaulana, the "right seater", who shoots at Tobey (Aaron Paul) and Julia (Imogen Poots) with the shotgun is a legendary Hawaiian lifeguard and surfer. See more »

Goofs

The Mustang's engine sound suggests that it has a manual transmission, and there is a brief shot of a character's feet on the pedals where a clutch pedal can be seen. The "clunk" of a manual shifter is also heard with every gear change. However, in another shot, an automatic shifter is clearly visible, and in numerous scenes, the car is heard changing gears while the driver visibly has both hands on the steering wheel. It is unclear which type of transmission the car is supposed to have. See more »

Quotes

[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

Version of Need for Speed: Underground (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

All Along The Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Jamie N. Commons (as Jamie N Commons)
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Better than the increasingly ridiculous Fast and Furious series.
9 September 2019 | by stevenaisbittSee all my reviews

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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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

Gross USA:

$43,577,636

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$203,277,636
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2.35 : 1
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