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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

This film becomes the third action film made by DreamWorks Pictures after The Peacemaker (1997) and Minority Report (2002). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

SPOILER: Benny teaches other inmates how to twerk dance in military prison during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Take My Wife (2015) 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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Enjoyable
17 July 2014 | by tejasvi_hegdeSee all my reviews

I was expecting this to be hardcore car racing action movie.

But this movie, Need for Speed, gave me pleasant surprise.

It has action but story is good too. Does not bore the viewer.

Director exactly know what needs to be fed to viewer in what quantity.

Acting is well delivered. Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots are matching pair, especially the eyes. Dominic Cooper delivers well too.

I had an impression that this movie will be in line of Fast and Furious. But it is not.

Both are good but different.

Overall, enjoyable movie.


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