Synopsis: Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's girlfriend Sophia. With much riding on Bly, car owner Carl Henry brings former racing star Joe Tanto on board to help Bly. To drive Bly back to the top of the rankings, Tanto must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Renny Harlin
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

Defending champion Beau Brandenburg

wins the first race of the season.

The big story at Miami's Grand Prix

is the second-place finish...

...of rookie Jimmy Bly.

-Where's he from?

-Racing's new heartthrob.

-Second place in England.

-A contender.

Bly is a natural.

We're in Rio for race six.

A surprise win for rookie

Jimmy Bly.

Brandenburg's first season loss.

A second incredible upset.

Bly wins in Michigan.

Brandenburg loses.

We're down under for the 11th race.

Brandenburg's lost three in a row.

Bly and Brandenburg are tied

for the championship.

Bly looks nervous.

-Cracks are showing.

-Part of being a rookie.

It'll be interesting to see how long

this young man can keep this up.

Hey, DeMille, you promised

a sound bite for tonight's sports!

Jimmy, only talk to this woman.

This reporter only.

DeMille, can we call it?

Wait a minute. Come here.

Think. Let me explain something.

These people love you and buy tickets.

The ones with cameras help sell them.

-l need to focus on tomorrow.

-lt is tomorrow.

This is part of the game.

ln five years, when you're

a brand name, you'll thank me.

Beau, you've had problems before

and never acted like this.

Things change.

Why can't you just respect

what l need?

A bad season, so l'm

out of your life?

This is my life!

This is not your life!

This is what you do for a living.

Look, if l'm going to win...

...l need my mind there, not here.

Right now this is my life.

This is your life.

What am l?

What am l?

A distraction.

l'm sorry.

We're in lap 193

of this 225-lap race.

The defending world champion,

Beau Brandenburg, is in first...

...driving better than we've

seen him drive all season long.

Christian Fittipaldi

sits in second place.

And the young rookie, Jimmy Bly,

sits back in third.

Bly's been shaky

for the last few races.

He's such a promising star,

just got raw talent.

If Carl Henry could

get him to relax...

...there'll be no stopping him.

Laps wind down.

It's a tight panel at the front.

Bly tries to make his move

on the number 11 of Fittipaldi.

Motorola car comes to the inside.

And he does it!

Sweet pass by the rookie, Bly.

Great. You're doing great.

Close on Brandenburg?

Everybody wants to know that.

Bly really seems to be having a

problem with consistency and focus.

Even so, he now finds himself

in second place.

With just 10 laps to go,

Brandenburg leads.

You're looking good.

Right there.

Brandenburg's experience shows.

He knows how to take the corners.

Jimmy Bly coming into the corner

has a tendency to slow down.

-A lot of pressure on young Bly.

-Pass for chrissake!

What is he afraid of?

Follow Brandenburg's line.

Are you following his line?

I can't. Can I pick another line?

Take Brandenburg's line.

Bly drafts up into the vacuum

behind Brandenburg's car.

But every time he steps out of that

vacuum he runs into a wall of air.

-Slows him down and affects momentum.

-Lay it out, Jimmy. Lay it out.

You better win this thing.

Win it or you'll look like a fool.

Bly down to the inside,

tries to get alongside him!

Very, very close as they

come off the corner.

Can Bly get past him here?

It's gonna be close.

Son of a b*tch, not again.

He's gone.

Bly makes his move,

nails the throttle.

They touch and Bly's in trouble!

Can he keep it off the wall?

He slides to the inside.

Bly's spinning out of control.

Damn it!

And it gives the win over

to the defending world champion.

This is Beau Brandenburg's day.

This is Beau Brandenburg's

first victory in three races.

He's gotta be happy.

Brandenburg's back in the lead in

the race for the world championship.

Crusher, it's time

to call Joe Tanto.


You'll never be up before me,

old friend.

How you doing, Carl?

l was just...

...feeling nostalgic.

You still there?

-Can you push it to the ragged edge?

-Yeah, l think so.

-And the fear?

-lt's gone.

-Fear's never gone.

-Yeah, maybe.

-What about Memo?

-I'm making a change.

Memo's out, you're in.

You're driving for me again, Joseph.

Welcome back to the big show.

What is it, Jimmy?

Because this bad thing

is coming at a bad time.

-So talk to me.

-l said, it's nothing.

What am l, a piece of wood?

-l'm talking to you!

-Look, l can't do this.

l can't handle it.

l'm being pulled in 10 directions.

l thought l could handle it,

but l can't.

You can, and you will.

l don't care, we deal with it.


Then stop pushing

like you're one of them.

Wait. ''Them''?

Like l'm the enemy? ''Them''?

That's great. That's....

Ever since you started kicking my ass

on everything with wheels...'s been us. My brother

has the touch, l don't. Fine.

But what l do have

is allegiance to you.

So don't doubt me. Don't do that.

l saw this 8-year-old,

goofy-looking kid...

...on a piece of junk go-cart,

come from three laps behind... beat guys twice his age.

You rebounded then, right?

We'll rebound now.

Everybody trips. That's okay.

That's life.

lt's how fast you get up that counts.

So get up, Jimmy.

But get up fast.

We just got word from Carl Henry

that Joe ''The Hummer'' Tanto...

... will replace Memo Moreno... Bly's teammate.

Excuse me.

How about an autograph, cold fish?

-What are you doing here, Joe?

-Glad to see you're still warm.

They figured you needed

some competition.

Now there's a familiar face.


Don't call her, please.

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