Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Director: Renny Harlin
Writer: Jan Skrentny (story), Neal Tabachnick (story), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Stacy Edwards, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Estella Warren, Brent Briscoe
Joe Tanto (Sylvester Stallone) is a talented veteran driver forced to confront his past when he’s called out of retirement to mentor a talented but unfocused rooking contender, Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue). Jimmy’s destructive behavior includes pursuing the girlfriend, Sophia Simone (Estella Warren), of his primary racing rival Beau Brandenburg (Til Schweiger).
To drive Jimmy back to the top of the rankings, Joe must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life.
Joe Tanto: “I got will and I got faith. I believe you can will yourself in anything and do anything. And faith, that is like believing in something, man that’s like having a good disease. It’s contagious if you hang around with people who have it, you’re gonna catch it, and its gonna change your attitude.”