Speed Racer

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  • PG
From writers/directors/producers Larry and Andy Wachowski, 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... read more
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From writers/directors/producers Larry and Andy Wachowski, 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 Hirsch) 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.

Original Release

05/07/2008

US Release

05/09/2008

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Cast

Emile Hirsch Speed / Speed Racer
Christina Ricci Trixie
Matthew Fox Racer X
Susan Sarandon Mom / Mom Racer
Scott Porter Rex Racer
John Goodman Pops / Pops Racer
Ariel Winter Young Trixie
Nicholas Elia Young Speed Racer
Hiroyuki Sanada Mr. Musha
Art LaFleur Fuji Announcer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Writers

Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tatsuo Yoshida

Cast

Emile Hirsch Speed / Speed Racer
Christina Ricci Trixie
Matthew Fox Racer X
Susan Sarandon Mom / Mom Racer
Scott Porter Rex Racer
John Goodman Pops / Pops Racer
Ariel Winter Young Trixie
Nicholas Elia Young Speed Racer
Hiroyuki Sanada Mr. Musha
Art LaFleur Fuji Announcer
Richard Roundtree Ben Burns
Togo Igawa Mr. Togokahn
Nan Yu Horuko Togokahn
Cosma Shiva Hagen Gennie
Roger Allam Royalton
Nayo Wallace Minx
Rain Taejo Togokahn
Moritz Bleibtreu Grey Ghost
Benno Furmann Inspector Detector
Ralph Herforth Cannonball Taylor

Producers

Editors

Roger Barton, Zach Staenberg

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