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Roadracers (TV Movie 1994)

Roadracers (TV Movie 1994)

Released: 1994
Genre: action, drama, Movie
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Salma Hayek, John Hawkes, David Arquette,,
Run time: 95 min
IMDb: 6.6/10
Country: USA


Cynical look at a 50’s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.
User Reviews: A friend of mine saw this movie on Showtime & recommended it. I had the good fortune to rent – & later buy the laserdisc version which includes a Director’s commentary track. The film’s good, but RR’s commentary makes it MUCH better. Hearing how he ended up getting this gig, what exactly he was given to work with and how he ended up with the film you’re watching, is another great story for fans of the director or just film-making in general. On the comment track he alludes to lots of other material that he has from this project, like videos made during production, and makes an offhand comment to the effect that ‘someday if this ever comes out on DVD….’ Well, I for one would stand in line for a copy. If you enjoy the 10 minute film school features & other extras on RR’s DVDs, you too should petition the powers that be to release RoadRacers on DVD – along with the original (&/or new) commentary track & extras.

It’s am important step in Rodriguez’ evolution from maverick indy to maverick big-league filmmaker. A DVD version would be a must-have for any fan.