April 29, 2008

Speed Racer

Speed Racer SynopsisFrom writer/directors Larry and Andy Wachowski, the creators of the groundbreaking "The Matrix" trilogy, and producer Joel Silver comes the live-action, high-octane family adventure "Speed Racer."

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsh) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized - the legendary Rex Racer - whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill.

Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speed's thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company's maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret - some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won't drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line.

The only way for Speed to save his family's business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie (Christina Ricci), Speed teams with his one-time rival - the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox) - to win the race that had taken his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.

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Release Date: May 9, 2008
Genre: Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Adaptation
Running Time: 135 min.
Distributor(s): Warner Bros. Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG

Larry Wachowski
Andy Wachowski

Larry Wachowski - Screenplay (current rewrite)
Andy Wachowski - Screenplay (current rewrite)
Tatsuo Yoshida - Source Material (from television series "Speed Racer")

David Lane Seltzer - Executive Producer
Michael Lambert - Executive Producer
Bruce Berman - Executive Producer
Joel Silver - Producer
Grant Hill - Producer
Andy Wachowski - Producer
Larry Wachowski - Producer
Jessica Alan - Co-Producer
Roberto Malerba - Co-Producer
Henning Molfenter - Co-Producer
Carl Woebcken - Co-Producer

Movie Casts:
Emile Hirsch - Speed
Nicholas Elia - Young Speed
Susan Sarandon - Mom
Melissa Holroyd - Speed's Teacher
Ariel Winter - Young Trixie
Scott Porter - Rex
Gian Ganziano - Everyman Announcer
Peter Fernandez - Local Announcer
Harvey Friedman - Harold Ledermann Announcer
Sami Loris - Italian Announcer
Sean McDonagh - Celtic Announcer
Kick Gurry - Sparky
Christian Oliver - Snake Oiler
John Goodman - Pops
Vinzenz Kiefer - Crew Chief / Sempre Fi-Ber Driver

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