Speed Racer

Synopsis: The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible, a cross-country car racing rally that took the life of his older brother, Rex Racer. Speed is loyal to the family business, run by his parents Pops and Mom. Pops designed Speed's car, the Mach 5. The owner of Royalton Industries makes Speed a lucrative offer, Speed rejects the offer, angering the owner. Speed also uncovers a secret that top corporate interests, including Royalton, are fixing races and cheating to gain profit. With the offer to Speed denied, Royalton wants to ensure that Speed will not win races. Speed finds support from his parents and his girlfriend Trixie and enters The Crucible in a partnership with his one-time rival, Racer X, seeking to rescue his family's business and the racing sport itself.
Genre: Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  13 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.0
Metacritic:
37
Rotten Tomatoes:
40%
PG
Year:
2008
135 min
$43,929,341
Website
63 Views

ANNOUNCER [O VER SPEAKERS] :

All drivers to your cars, please.

All drivers to your cars.

[ENGINE REVVING]

[GUNSHOT]

-Distracted?

WOMAN:
No, that's not exactIy right.

Your son seems to be interested

in onIy one thing.

AII he taIks about, aII he seems

capabIe of thinking about...

...is automobiIe racing.

WeII, you know,

his father designs racing cars.

And where is your husband?

Working. He couIdn't be here.

Perhaps the appIe hasn't faIIen

very far from the tree.

Is your husband's name Rex?

No, that's his oIder brother, Rex. Why?

This is the test he turned in Iast week.

Hm.

[IMITATES EXPLOSIONS]

[IMITATES ENGINE ACCELERATING]

[IMITATES COLLISION]

[IMITATES ENGINE ACCELERATING]

[DRIVERS SHOUTING INDISINCTLY]

[CROWD CHEERING]

[CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICKING]

[SPEED IMITATES CROWD CHEERING]

[SCHOOL BELL RINGS]

TEACHER:

AII right, penciIs down.

Take your answer sheets, pIace it

into the first part of your bookIet...

...pack up your things

and bring your...to my desk.

Speed Racer, sIow down!

Take it you're ready to go?

-How was schooI?

-Fine.

Are you going to the track?

Mom said you were.

You don't have to drop me off.

I couId just go with you.

-No way.

-Oh, come on.

Take me with you. Come on, pIease.

I can't, Speed.

-Pops wouId kiII me.

-He doesn't have to know.

I won't say anything. Nobody wiII know.

Come on, pIease, Rex.

PIease, pIease, pIease.

Are you wearing the socks?

Hm? Hm?

[SIGHS]

Okay. But if you roII us again,

this'II be the Iast time.

DeaI?

YOUNG SPEED:

Deal.

YOUNG SPEED:

Oh, yeah!

Come on!

Yee-haw!

You feeI that shimmy? It's your hind Iegs

trying to outrun your front.

What do I do?

You stop steering and you start driving.

This ain't no dead piece of metaI.

A car is a Iiving, breathing thing, aII right?

She's aIive.

You can feeI her taIking to you, teIIing you

what she wants, what she needs. Listen.

CIose your eyes and Iisten.

They say that Ben Burns drove the finaI Iap

of the VanderbiIt Cup with his eyes cIosed.

-No way!

-No?

Maybe you just can't hear it, then.

Ought to start hitting those books.

-No, I hear it!

-Oh, is that so, Mr. Burns?

AII right.

TeII me when to punch it for the jump.

-Now?

-Uh-uh.

Now!

[CHEERING]

LocaI fan favorite Speed Racer

is gobbIing up this track.

[SPEAKING IN ITALIAN]

[SPEAKING IN JAPANESE]

[SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN]

Let us hope he does not make

the same mistakes that his brother made.

Heads up, Speed. Seven o'cIock.

I got Snake drafting Pitter-Pat.

SPEED:

I got him.

[GROWLS]

I figure he'II sIingshot after you

in the next turn.

I'm ready.

[YELLS]

Great move, Speed!

[SCREAMING]

SPARKY:
AII right, watch out

for the dog baIIs coming up.

You may wanna ease off a IittIe.

Not this time, Sparky.

HoIy cannoIi, Speed.

-You know who you're racing?

-Yeah.

Rex is gonna win it, ain't he, Pops?

Nobody's gonna catch him.

He's gonna win it.

He's gonna set the course record.

Nobody's gonna stop him.

-Quiet. There's stiII a Iot of race to go.

-No way. It's over.

My brother's the best racer in the worId.

Everyone eIse is running for second.

Yeah!

I toId you to take him out!

We're trying, sir, we're trying,

but he's just too fast.

ANNOUNCER:

It's unbelievable, folks!

No one has seen moves Iike this since that

remarkabIe night eight years ago.

There's no doubt in my mind.

He's gunning for the record.

[SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN]

He is not aIone out there,

he is chasing someone.

He is chasing the ghost of Rex Racer.

[GROWD GASPS]

Jeepers, he couId do it, Pops.

He couId reaIIy do it.

What if he does it?

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