Race the Sun


1h 45m 1996

Brief Synopsis

The call themselves "lolo"--lowly locals in Hawaiian slang--and they've already learned a hard lesson: all they should look forward to in life is mediocrity and failure. These low-income, multi-ethnic teenagers don't expect anything from themselves, because nobody else does, until the day the new sc

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Sydney, Australia; Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

The call themselves "lolo"--lowly locals in Hawaiian slang--and they've already learned a hard lesson: all they should look forward to in life is mediocrity and failure. These low-income, multi-ethnic teenagers don't expect anything from themselves, because nobody else does, until the day the new science teacher arrives at Kona Pali High. For some reason, Sandra Beecher is different from their other teachers--she actually thinks they can, and should, learn something in school. With her encouragement, a handful of her least-likely students tackle a science project that would challenge even the best and the brightest: they decide to build and race a very special car. Powered by the sun--and by the newfound pride that burns in the Kona Pali High students' hearts--the fragile vehicle will take them all the way across the Australian continent on a journey of wonder and self-discovery.

Crew

Blondel Aidoo

Visual Effects

Russell Allan

Stunts

Lyn Askew

Costume Supervisor

Wenden K Baldwin

Main Title Design

Jason Bath

Other

Graham Beatty

Visual Effects

Lyle Beckmann

Visual Effects

David Bergad

Sound Editor

Sharon Bialy

Casting

Lester Bishop

Key Grip

Christie Black

Accounting Assistant

Kerry Blakeman

Stunts

Greg Blandy

Stunts

Andrew Blustain

Apprentice

Jason Boland

Photography

Glenn Boswell

Stunt Coordinator

John Breslin

Other

Wendy Greene Bricmont

Editor

Joseph Briski

Assistant

Herman Bron

Visual Effects

David Brown

Stunts

Dave Bryden

Color Timer

Patsy Buchan

Other

David Burr

Director Of Photography

Mary Burton

Makeup

Carolyn Calvert

Assistant Editor

Phillippa Carnemolla

Graphics

Sergei Chadiloff

Other

Robin Clifton

Location Manager

Kyrsten Mate Comoglio

Sound Effects

Terry Cook

Grip

Kathy Courtney

Makeup Assistant

Phil Cross

Steadicam Operator

Phil Cross

Camera

Judith Cruden

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mary Lou Da Rosa

Wardrobe

Harry Dakanalis

Stunts

Enid Dalkoff

Visual Effects

Dar Davies

Stunts

Tobin Davis

Assistant Sound Editor

Jane Dawkins

Extras Casting Assistant

Jonathan Desprez

Production

Robert Donaldson

Assistant Director

Malcolm Donkin

Production Assistant

Nash Edgerton

Stunts

Brian Ellison

Stunts

Abe Elshaikl

Video Playback

Ross Emery

Camera Operator

Gilliam Farrow

Props Assistant

Malcolm Fife

Foley Editor

Peter Foster

Other

Jack Friedman

Boom Operator

Carmen Galan

Other

Reg Garside

Lighting Technician

Mark Gatt

Production

Barbara Gibbs

Unit Production Manager

Alex Gibson

Music Editor

Colin Gibson

Art Director

Aura Gilge

Assistant Sound Editor

Darren Gilmore

Stunts

Rodney Glasscock

Production Assistant

Errol Glossenbury

Visual Effects

Nikki Goley

Makeup Artist

Nikki Goley

Hair Stylist

Allison Gordon-kohler

Casting Associate

Murray Gosson

Props

Roger Graham

Stunts

Stephen Gray

Other

Mark Green

Music Editor

Tony Greenhill

Visual Effects

Dan Hamilton

Other

Ian Hamilton

Assistant Director

Steve Hawker

Production Assistant

Karan Headley

Production Assistant

John Heaney

Stunts

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Richard Heus

Unit Director

Richard Heus

Producer

Jim Hewitson

Production Assistant

Kim Hilder

Visual Effects

Gary Hill

Best Boy

Richard Hobbs

Art Director

Gavin Hodson

Stunts

Simon Holmes

Production Assistant

Nicola Hughes-nutting

Production Assistant

Matt Inglis

Other

Anne Johns

Casting

Scott C Johnson

Grip

Gary Jones

Music Producer

Adam Joyce

Assistant

Mike Kelly

Camera

Summer Ku'ulei Kirn

Coproducer

Steven R. Kutcher

Animal Wrangler

James Lebrecht

Sound Editor

David Lee

Sound Recordist

Liane Lee

Art Department Coordinator

Michael Lendrum

Other

Mark Levinson

Adr Editor

Danny Lockett

Grip

Paula Lourie

Assistant Editor

Darren Loveday

Production

Simon Lucas

Production Assistant

Tony Lynch

Stunts

Karen Mahood

Assistant Director

Catherine Mansill

Assistant Art Director

Faith Martin

Casting

Michelle Mcgahey

Art Director

Norman Mcgeoch

Special Effects

Ian Mcgovock

Production

Richard Mcgrath

Assistant Director

Mark Mckinley

Production

Wil Milne

Unit Manager

T J Morgan

Visual Effects

Barry Morrow

Screenplay

Barry Morrow

Producer

Arwen Munro

Other

John Murch

Visual Effects

Trish Newton

Makeup Artist

Nick Ng

Other

David Nichols

Executive Producer

Chris Norris

Visual Effects

John Nutt

Sound Editor

Peter Owens

Visual Effects

David Parker

Rerecording

Patricia Passlow

Accounting Assistant

Owen Paterson

Production Designer

Julia Peters

Production Coordinator

Tapio Piituloinen

Other

Phil Pike

Other

Marco Pinesi

Production

Beverly Pinnas

Assistant Editor

Kevin Plummer

Production Accountant

Andrew Power

Assistant Director

Tad Pride

Special Effects Coordinator

Richard Quinn

Sound Editor

Paul Ranford

Other

Graeme Revell

Music Composer

Barbara Ring

Production Coordinator

Dave Roberts

Special Effects Coordinator

Charles Rotherham

Assistant Director

Steve Rundell

Executive Producer

Danny Ryan

Stunts

Amanda J Scarano

Assistant

Fiona Scott

Assistant Art Director

Marc J Scott

Visual Effects

Michael Semanick

Rerecording

Paul Jay Shrater

Assistant

Dan Smith

Stunts

Marcus H Smith

Production

Joan Sobel

Assistant Editor

Sotiri Sotiropoulos

Stunts

John Spence

Editor

Herb Squires

Coproducer

Beau St. Clair

Associate Producer

Hans Stutz

Other

Julie Talbot

Choreographer

John Thiris

Accounting Assistant

Hans Tholstrup

Special Thanks To

Eric Todd

Scenic Artist

Jim Townley

Photography

Janice Tso

Visual Effects

Kate Turner

Assistant Director

Bernadette Van Gyen

Stunts

Aron Walker

Grip

Dan Wallin

Music

Nic Watt

Other

David Weston

Production Assistant

Judy Whitehead

Script Supervisor

Kristin Whitfield

Casting

Pamela Wilis

Script Supervisor

Dave Williamson

Director Of Photography

Dallas Wilson

Visual Effects

Margot Wilson

Costume Designer

Joshua Winget

Music Editor

Lawrence Woodward

Stunts

Mary Works

Sound Editor

Lea Worth

Set Decorator

Philip Worth

Construction Manager

Colin Wyatt

Other

Simon Zanker

Hairdresser

Barbra Zussino

Wardrobe

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Sydney, Australia; Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 3, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 8, 1996

Released in United States Spring March 22, 1996

Began shooting April 6, 1995.

Completed shooting June 22, 1995.

Released in United States Spring March 22, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 3, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 8, 1996