Can there ever be a legit movie (not a documentary) about MX or SX ?

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8/18/2015 1:19 PM

Motocrossed, Moto Kids.. Supercross ... OK movies but not an a list type movie. They beat the ole "washed up coach or player comes back to lead the team to victory" to death in stick and ball sports , could there every be a
producer or an actor willing to take a chance and put together a good movie or is MX/SX just a secondary sports when it comes to hollywood ?

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8/18/2015 1:24 PM

Probably not, because moto people won't release footage, they think it's worth $billions or at least they act like it's worth that much

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8/18/2015 1:25 PM

No, never. Those movies you named are atrocious, not ok. The best you are going to get is the Charlies Angels scene... epic when they brought out the guns. Mx would have to move up to be considered a secondary sport.

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8/18/2015 1:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/18/2015 1:27 PM

We wrote a killer treatment for one from the prospective of a privateer trying to come back from injury – problem is motocross isn't a big enough catch to pull in a lot of funding for something like that.

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8/18/2015 1:27 PM

I would like to see a movie based on the "You Got Served" theme.

Motorcycle riders don't settle their differences in the street, they settle them on the track, old school style.

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8/18/2015 1:28 PM

Motocross has yet to have it's classic feature film made...

Remember when JS7 was talking to Tom Cruise about a movie, but then he pulled out of the project because he didn't like the way they wanted to portray motocross? At least that was the story. I always thought that was super cool of Stewart. I think they were going to focus on the racism he encountered.

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8/18/2015 1:28 PM

There's a pretty good movie that stars a moto chick who did freestyle on XNXX.

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He shouldn't of been standing there

8/18/2015 1:31 PM

Whoa not bad 71st on the list of world's most popular sports..

67. Skateboarding
68. Lacrosse
69, Canoeing
70. Windsurfing
71. Motocross
72. Rollerhockey
73. Polo
74. Extreme sports/x-games
75. Darts
76. Karate
77. Tenpin Bowling
78. Racquetball
79. Bandy
80. Netball

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8/18/2015 1:36 PM

MotoMalyDad wrote:

Whoa not bad 71st on the list of world's most popular sports..

67. Skateboarding
68. Lacrosse
69, Canoeing
70. Windsurfing
71. Motocross
72. Rollerhockey
73. Polo
74. Extreme sports/x-games
75. Darts
76. Karate
77. Tenpin Bowling
78. Racquetball
79. Bandy
80. Netball

Well canoeing was covered with Deliverance.

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8/18/2015 1:39 PM

I believe motorcycling was covered extensively in Dumb and Dumber.

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8/18/2015 1:39 PM

Zracer wrote:

Well canoeing was covered with Deliverance.

Ah crap, Ned Beatty and some kid playing a banjo is going to be stuck in my head now..

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8/18/2015 1:44 PM

TXDirt wrote:

I would like to see a movie based on the "You Got Served" theme.

Motorcycle riders don't settle their differences in the street, they settle them on the track, old school style.

I tried a couple of those moves once .. I think I pulled it off quite nice or at least what I could remember from the Tequila shots

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8/18/2015 1:48 PM

MotoMalyDad wrote:

I tried a couple of those moves once .. I think I pulled it off quite nice or at least what I could remember from the Tequila shots

They were trying to produce a gritty drama and instead produced one of the best comedies of all time!! Sometimes a movie is so bad you just have to watch it. This is perhaps the greatest must watch bad movie of all time.

The acting is so on point....

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8/18/2015 1:50 PM

What the hell is Bandy ?

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8/18/2015 1:52 PM

It doesn't get any more legit than this:

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8/18/2015 1:53 PM

philG wrote:

What the hell is Bandy ?

If you have to ask and it is only 8 spots behind MX... we are in trouble

Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal.[2]
The sport has common background with association football, ice hockey and field hockey. Like football, the game is normally played in halves of 45 minutes each, there are eleven players on each team, and the bandy field is about the same size as a football pitch. It is played on ice like ice hockey, but like field hockey, players use bowed sticks and a small ball.

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8/18/2015 1:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/18/2015 1:56 PM

I think James has the story with the most mass appeal, but they would probably play up the racial divide to a ridiculous level. It would also need to end in 2008. All of these guys face adversity and long odds, but there needs to be some other spark there too. If Peick or Seely won a championship those would be good underdog stories.
Maybe one of these father son duo's like the Reeds, Grants, Dowds, Ferrys or Deegans will make a strong plot in another decade or so?

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8/18/2015 1:58 PM

BRO

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8/18/2015 2:04 PM

mark_swart wrote:

I think James has the story with the most mass appeal, but they would probably play up the racial divide to a ridiculous level. It would also need to end in 2008. All of these guys face adversity and long odds, but there needs to be some other spark there too. If Peick or Seely won a championship those would be good underdog stories.
Maybe one of these father son duo's like the Reeds, Grants, Dowds, Ferrys or Deegans will make a strong plot in another decade or so?

Good points there. JS7's story probably has the most intrigue , as long as it doesn't turn into a documentary and more of a based off the true story. Maybe a spin of the "police car " incident where he is on his way to a race to win the championship , gets thrown in jail by some redneck police officer who's son is the in second place... . Then he escapes to win the race and the cops are there at the finish line... ah crap I just made another crappy movie... damn

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8/18/2015 2:07 PM

BadLuckJones wrote:

It doesn't get any more legit than this:

Looks interesting.. Love the "soundtrack"

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8/18/2015 2:23 PM

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8/18/2015 2:52 PM

sumdood wrote:

Robert Redford = Legit ... thanks for watching..tip your waiter

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8/18/2015 3:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/18/2015 3:29 PM

No chance. No way. And this holds true for any sub-culture sport/activity.

The most glaring example I can think of is the documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" which was brilliant.
But then Hollywood tried to make it into a movie- "Lords of Dogtown", and it sucked so bad it wasn't even funny. Even with a couple of the main guys from "Dogtown and Z-Boys" involved with the production (Stecyk and Peralta), it was pathetically unwatchable. If they couldn't get it right, there is zero hope for anyone else.

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8/18/2015 3:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/18/2015 3:26 PM


What Dad said. Great movie.
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8/18/2015 4:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/18/2015 4:02 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

Probably not, because moto people won't release footage, they think it's worth $billions or at least they act like it's worth that much

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Ain't that the truth. I've dealt with that type of shit doing the documentary work that I do, and the fees to release footage is insanely hilarious. There is a reason we don't have the badass docs like the NFL, basketball, etc do with those 30 for 30s and such. And, it starts with the idiotic price tags people think their archived footage is worth.

As far as a proper feature length Hollywood film that core motocross enthusiasts would enjoy... Again, see above. Ha

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8/18/2015 4:05 PM

BadLuckJones wrote:

It doesn't get any more legit than this:

Yep, that movie was much fun. Saw it in the theatres, now own the DVD and watch it every once in a while. Love how they wrote Judy McCormick, she was legit on the RM250 (well at least on the movie screen).

Might be a fun one to remake.

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8/18/2015 5:11 PM

sumdood wrote:

This as close as to what you are asking for.
Loved that movie as a kid.

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8/18/2015 5:14 PM

Been waiting for it to happen for 50 years now, hasn't happened yet.

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My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

8/18/2015 5:22 PM

There seems to be a lot of assumptions in this thread that Hollywood actually cares about realism in movies. Any vet who has seen the military represented in a movie can attest to that.

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8/18/2015 5:26 PM

Have the plot be a factory rider gets injured seriously, loses his ride with a powerful team and has to work a regular 9-5 but still rides and is still capable of racing at the pro level gets a call one day from a small unknown team looking for a rider to help them gain some influence in the sport,he trains,gets back to the top level,gets offered to switch the team that everyone wants to be on but dropped him in the beginning when he got hurt, turns it down even though he would get paid more,wins a championship and then the team goes on to be one of the best teams in moto,predictable but heartwarming.

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