Speed Racer


2h 15m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer 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, 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 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, Speed teams with his one-time rival--the mysterious Racer X--to win the race that had taken his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Europe; Babelsberg Studio, Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Synopsis

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer 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, 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 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, Speed teams with his one-time rival--the mysterious Racer X--to win the race that had taken his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.

Crew

Donovan A. Scott

Digital Effects Artist

Charles Abou Aad

Cgi Artist

Andreas Abraham

Driver

J.j. Abrams

Screenplay (Uncredited)

J.j. Abrams

Other

Laide Agunbiade

Cg Supervisor

Joanie Ahuna

Accounting Assistant

Jessica Alan

Coproducer

Christopher Alba

Sound Editor

Sonja Albartus

Costumes

Xavier Allard

Cg Supervisor

Tom Allen

Cgi Artist

Chadi Abo Aloion Alsood

Cg Supervisor

Herve Anceau

Digital Effects Artist

Damian Anderson

Production Coordinator

Jason Anderson

Cg Supervisor

Xavier Andre

Digital Effects Artist

Andrei Andreev

Matte Painter

Christophe Andrei

Digital Effects Artist

Felix Andriessens

Sound Mixer

Bernd Angerer

Digital Effects Artist

Alina Anon

Matte Painter

Toni Anschutz

Art Department Coordinator

Jeanette Apel

Tailor

Paul Apelgren

Music Editor

David Appleby

Photography

Austen Armus

Software Engineer

Uwe Arndt

Stunts

Isabelle Arnold

Camera Operator

Tobias Asam

Assistant Director

Brandon Ashworth

Software Engineer

Haluk Atalaymann

Sculptor

Kenny Atherfold

Dolly Grip

Mehmet Atmaca

Driver

Francois Xavier Aubague

Visual Effects Producer

Aaron Auch

Assistant

Caroline Audebert

Visual Effects Producer

Armin Bach

Best Boy

Aleksandra Bachmann

Transportation Coordinator

Chet Badalato

Assistant

Dieter Bahr

Key Grip

Thaddeus Baker

Post-Production Assistant

Ricard Vallverdu I Balmana

Models

Joseph Barbera

Song

Herve Barbereau

Digital Effects Artist

Bill La Barge

Cg Supervisor

Nancy Barker

Sound Editor

Nicholas Barnes

Matte Painter

Lloyd Lee Barnett

Digital Effects Artist

Kym Barrett

Costume Designer

Lyndon J Barrois

Digital Effects Artist

Bron Barry

Visual Effects

Andreas Bartel

Driver

Martin Bartels

Video Assist/Playback

Greg Bartkus

Art Department

Danielle Dimarco Barto

Digital Effects

Roger Barton

Editor

Lynn Basas

Cg Supervisor

Hugh Bateup

Art Director

Geoffrey E Baumann

3-D Artist

Stefan Baumgartner

Props

Romain Bavent

Digital Effects Artist

Xavier Bec

Software Engineer

Aaron Becker

Titles

Friederike Beckert

Props

Melissa Beery

Digital Effects

Brian Begun

Digital Effects Artist

Kathrin Behrens

Set Costumer

Kevin Bell

Visual Effects

Matthew Bell

Cgi Artist

Paul Belot

Digital Effects Artist

Viviane Bendjus

Assistant Camera

Mannix Bennett

Matte Painter

Colin Benoit

Digital Effects Artist

Markus Bensch

Location Manager

Dimitre Berberov

Cg Supervisor

Patrick Bergeron

Digital Effects Artist

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Niki Bern

Digital Effects Artist

Beverly Bernacki

Digital Effects Artist

Daniel Besocke

Visual Effects

Kathrin Bessert

Assistant

Theodore Bialek

Cg Supervisor

Matt Bilski

Assistant

Katharina Birkenfeld

Set Decorator

Heinz Bitte

Driver

Sebastien Blaineau-ortega

Software Engineer

Dennis M Blakey

Cgi Artist

Christian Blaschke

Lighting Technician

Thomas Block

Driver

Martin Christopher Bode

Set Production Assistant

Klaus Boechel

Stand-In

Jan Boehme

Stunt Double

Ludolf Bohm

On-Set Dresser

Frank Bohn

Assistant Costume Designer

Cindy Bond

Visual Effects Producer

Dennis Bork

Software Engineer

Dan Bornstein

Visual Effects

Matthew Bouchard

Cgi Artist

Kevin Bouchez

Digital Effects Artist

Christian Boudman

Cg Supervisor

Frederic Boulin

Cg Supervisor

Franck Boutry

Digital Effects Artist

Bill Bowling

Location Assistant

John Bowman

Video Assist/Playback

Todd Boyce

Cgi Artist

Peter Boyer

Original Music

Andrew Bradbury

Modelmaker

Jeremy Bradley

Visual Effects Editor

Karen Brakenridge

Costumer

Andreas Brandt

Special Makeup Effects

Dietke Brandt

Set Costumer

Kevin Braun

Film Lab

Sharon Bray

Other

David M Breaux

Animator

Henning Brehm

Graphics Coordinator

Gerd Breiter

Camera Operator

Jean-louis Le Breton

Models

Michael Breymann

Visual Effects

Margaret Bright-ryan

Cgi Artist

Torsten Brill

Art Department

Johannes Bromel

Props

Richard Bronskill

Original Music

Jill Brooks

Visual Effects

Stephanie Brown

Sound Editor

Andre Bruggemann

Carpenter

Jan Brun

Grip

Tom Bruno

Digital Effects Artist

Scott Brust

Modelmaker

Gerold Bublak

Models

Sebastian Bucher

Accounting Assistant

Christina Budnewski

Seamstress Supervisor

Pierre Buffin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sirius Buisson

Digital Effects Artist

Thibault Bunoust

Digital Effects Artist

Lersak Bunupuradah

Modelmaker

Brian Burks

Cg Supervisor

Jeremy Burns

Digital Effects Artist

Beverly Butcher

Set Decorator

Nina Buttner

Accounting Assistant

Stacy Caballero

Assistant Costume Designer

Florent Cadel

Digital Effects Artist

Sabrina Calley

Key Costumer

A.j. Calomay

Software Engineer

Rick Canelli

Adr

Melanie Carter

Tailor

Mike James Casey

Animal Trainer

Michael Cashore

Compositing Supervisor

Joseph Cavanaugh

Cg Supervisor

Sarah Cave

Digital Effects

Jean Jaques Chaboissier

Models

J. André Chaintreuil

Set Designer

Catherine Chase

Assistant Editor

I-fei Chen

Software Engineer

Ganael Chevallier

Digital Effects Artist

Wally Chin

Rotoscope Animator

Jesse James Chisholm

3-D Artist

Tom Christ

Special Effects Technician

Amy Christensen

Cg Supervisor

Brian Christian

Modelmaker

Hristo Chukov

Matte Painter

Sun Chung

Matte Painter

Michael Clive

Cgi Artist

Dan Cobbett

Compositing Supervisor

Patrick Cohen

Cg Supervisor

Allen Collins

Song

Shaun Comly

Cgi Artist

Michael Conte

Visual Effects

Kyle Cooper

Titles

Tom Core

Cg Supervisor

Danielle Costa

Effects Coordinator

Brenton Cottman

Matte Painter

Shelley Courte

3-D Artist

Ron Crabbe

Matte Painter

Robert W Crain

Cg Supervisor

Chris Crowell

Digital Effects Artist

Sean Cunningham

Cgi Artist

Karla Ventocilla Curby

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Curby

Animator

Hoyt S. Curtin

Song

Scott Curtis

Foley

Sean Cushing

Visual Effects

Jean Francois D'izarny

Digital Effects Artist

Mike Dalzell

Cgi Artist

Alice Darrow

Concept Artist

Geofrey Darrow

Concept Artist

Andrea Datzman

Music Coordinator

Paul Davies

Cg Supervisor

Alissa Davis

Art Assistant

Brandon Davis

Cgi Artist

Dane A. Davis

Supervising Sound Editor

Dane A. Davis

Sound Designer

Denise Davis

Visual Effects Producer

Stephen M Davis

Music Editor

Ted Davis

Matte Painter

Ian Dawson

Visual Effects Producer

Yann De Cadoudal

Visual Effects Supervisor

Marcel Dominique De Lamotte

Driver

Jesus De Santiago

Cg Supervisor

Clifford De Spenser

Dialect Coach

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Europe; Babelsberg Studio, Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States on Video September 16, 2008

Released in United States Spring May 9, 2008

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Closing Night) April 23 - May 4, 2008.

Based on the 1967 cartoon series "Speed Racer" created by Tatsuo Yoshida; originally produced by Tatsunoko Productions and distributed by Screen Gems Classicolor.

Alfonso Cuaron was previously attached to direct.

Gus Van Sant was previously attached to direct.

Hype Williams was previously attached to direct.

Johnny Depp was previously attached to star. Vince Vaughn previously attached to star.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Closing Night) April 23 - May 4, 2008.)

Released in United States Spring May 9, 2008

Released in United States on Video September 16, 2008

Julien Temple was previously attached to direct.