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If it's a repost, oh well. I did a search and could not find anything on it.



Copyright 2003, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Faster!, the full-length feature movie about MotoGP racing, could be in American theaters by November, according to the film’s director.

“We don’t have any date definite yet,” Faster! director Mark Neale told Roadracingworld.com in a telephone interview. “We’re still talking to a lot of studios – Sony, Fox, HBO. We have several offers, but we want to make sure the offers are solid and right.”

Even if Hollywood’s major movie studios don’t show the interest in the film that he would like, Neale said he and Executive Producer Ian MacLean and Spark Productions will do a limited release of the film in at least six major U.S. cities in November followed by a DVD and video tape release of the film soon after. “I’m really impatient to get it out there,” said Neale.

Faster! has already met with a warm reception when viewed by MotoGP racers Valentino Rossi, John Hopkins, Garry McCoy, Olivier Jacque, Colin Edwards, Loris Capirossi and officials from MotoGP rights holder Dorna at the Cannes Film Festival in France during May.

“I think the film itself is great, I enjoyed it a lot,” Rossi told reporters at Cannes.

Faster! was shot on location at several Grands Prix from June 2001 to July 2002, and, thanks to the full cooperation of Dorna, Neale and his film crews had unprecedented access to the bikes, teams and riders--as well as to archival film footage.

“It’s an action documentary,” said Neale of his 100-minute product. “It’s a documentary that shouldn’t be any less exciting than an action movie, especially when considering you’re dealing with a sport as exciting as this.”

A motorcycle racing fan before he started Faster!, Neale said he hopes the film appeal to a wide audience and will be different things to different people. “Some people who are less into the sport will get more into the stories and hopefully open their eyes to the sport,” said Neale. “And it will take the enthusiast further into the sport than they’ve ever been.”

Some of the stories followed by Faster! include the heated rivalry between Rossi and Max Biaggi (with footage taken seconds after their famous physical altercation behind the podium at Catalunya). Interviews with former greats Kenny Leroy Roberts, the late Barry Sheene, Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz give first-person insight into racing rivalries.

The film also follows the story of young MotoGP star Hopkins and his meteoric rise to the highest level of motorcycle road racing, McCoy’s roller coaster ride from winning more GPs than Rossi or Biaggi in 2000 to spending a large portion of the next two seasons injured and watching from the paddock garage, and the transition of the World Championship from 500cc two-strokes to 990cc four-stroke racebikes. The stories are narrated by actor and motorcycle racing enthusiast Ewan McGregor.

“The director Mark Neale called me up and showed me the movie while I was working in the U.S., and I had never seen such a good motorcycling film,” McGregor told reporters in Cannes, France.

“It’s the definitive action movie about Grand Prix motorcycle racing,” said Neale.
 

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If it comes locally to you, it will only be at an Art House (indie theater).  If you are lucky to live close to a major US city, there are usually a few.  Out in the burbs, rural area, etc, you are screwed.  I seriously doubt it would be at the chain theaters.  Grafixman, there is an Angelika film center in Houston, good chance, if they market it, it will be there.
 

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Roadtrip time then.

As long as I get a DVD of it I will be happy but it would be so much more entertaining on the bigscreen.
 

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Yellar : Sweet! The Angelica is about 3 minutes from my apartment. I hope they get it.
Damn I'm jealous!!! That is kewl as I'm glad we have one however, but it's about 20-25 minutes at a decent clip. WE have that and the Magnolia which is just as good. Damn Yellar, that close, I'd be seeing something every week.
 

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booth23 : Quote (Yellar @ Aug. 28 2003, 3:45pm)Sweet! The Angelica is about 3 minutes from my apartment. I hope they get it.
Damn I'm jealous!!!  That is kewl as  I'm glad we have one however, but it's about 20-25 minutes at a decent clip.  WE have that and the Magnolia which is just as good.  Damn Yellar, that close, I'd be seeing something every week.  
Here in Houson it is part of a huge building. One part is a theatre that hosts concerts and such, there is also a night club, several resteraunts and a pool hall. It's a cool place. To be honest though, I've only been to the Angelika once but my girlfriend goes all the time. I just don't make it to the movies very often.
 

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Yeah chics dig the place, big + there, I see some immaculate specimens everytime here.  The Angelika here is in a posh shopping center with some apt. lofts (that are mad bank), a few restaurants, a pub, nice clothing stores, and a Virgin megastore.  They show nothing but Indie films and have a bar inside the theater, it's so ace.  The other one here is Magnolia, same kind of thing, it is housed in another shopping center that is 10X more Posh.  The ladies are incredible there, we walked into the bar next door one time (Nikita) and there were probably 100 people in there, 50 women.  I saw one chic that was ugly, the rest were gorgeous, I mean your neck hurts when you leave.  But it's almost too posh, the valet always has a few 911 slopes, Modenas, full size hummers, 7 series bimmers, the last time I went there were matching Lotus Esprit Turbos (V8's) and a Rolls.  I am a poor bitch compared to those people but the films are money
 

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I didn't see the update on the Faster Movie webpage, but I found this on Colin's site:

FASTER US TOUR STARTS NOVEMBER 7 IN SAN FRANCISCO

FASTER will be screening alongside the Cycle World International Motorcycle
Show in 13 US cities over the coming months. The Cycle World Shows attract
hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts and we're delighted to be
bringing some extra entertainment to the event with the help of the show
organizers Advanstar.

FASTER will have a stand at the show and the movie will play at a venue
nearby. Tickets will be available at the FASTER stand and at the venue.

The dates and locations are :

San Francisco Nov 7-9
Dallas Nov 21-23
Seattle Dec 5-7
Long Beach Dec 12-14
Denver Dec 19-21
New York Jan 2-4
Washington Jan 9-11
Atlanta Jan 16-18
Ohio Jan 30-Feb 2
Chicago Feb 6-8
Detroit Feb 20-22
Daytona March 3-7
Minneapolis March 26-28

Our first screening will be on Friday November 7 at 9pm at the San Mateo
Expo Center. FASTER will screen again on Saturday 8 at 9pm and on Sunday 9
at 5pm and 7.15pm. We will add late screenings each night subject to demand.

We will post details of screenings in other cities as soon as we have them.

A share of the proceeds will go to the charity Riders For Health. Visit
www.riders.org to find out more about RFH.

We won't be selling DVDs and videos yet. These will be available next year.
 

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Heavy-Dee : Quote (CyBeR929 @ Oct. 30 2003, 9:51am)Ohio Jan 30-Feb 2
Ya, think they could narrow it down a little for me?
Ohio's not that big. Just go where the people are.
 

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San Francisco Nov 7-9
Dallas Nov 21-23
Seattle Dec 5-7
Long Beach Dec 12-14
Denver Dec 19-21
New York Jan 2-4
Washington Jan 9-11
Atlanta Jan 16-18
Ohio Jan 30-Feb 2
Chicago Feb 6-8
Detroit Feb 20-22
Daytona March 3-7
Minneapolis March 26-28


the New York date coincides with the Motorcycle Show at the Javits Center. that could be a really cool weekend especially if you/ i/ we go for New Years Eve also.


requesting time off now.
 

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damn, the closest city for me is Detroit. And it won't show until Feb.

Boo!

Hope it comes to Toronto. We have more igloos than ever before, if that will help.
 
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