Cocky, overconfident motocross champion Jim Dancer and his more mature and levelheaded bike racing buddy Steve Mitchell decide to trek from Mexico to Canada via an unmarked off-road route. ...
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Cocky, overconfident motocross champion Jim Dancer and his more mature and levelheaded bike racing buddy Steve Mitchell decide to trek from Mexico to Canada via an unmarked off-road route. During their eventful pilgrimage the carefree fun-loving (and seeking) protagonists encounter a mixed bag of folks who include a perky middle-aged lady who wrecks cars for a living, two sexy swinging babes, a friendly farmer, and a hotshot aspiring motocross rider teen who challenges Dancer to a race. This latter episode ends in tragedy, with the kid taking a fatal spill off his bike. So the kid's gung-ho militant gun fanatic father decides to hunt Dancer and Mitchell down in his sinister souped-up truck.Written by
Unjustly slighted biker/road story deserves greater fanfare.
Very independent road/buddy thriller finds two young men embarking on a Mexico-to-Canada offroad motorbike adventure. Along the way, they are challenged to a track race by another, younger motorbike enthusiast. When the boy crashes on the course and dies, his distraught nutcase father vows revenge...a cat/mouse chase across the nation's BLM territory ensues.
While the revenge story presented here is fairly tense, it comes off somewhat subplot-ish to the more random events in play...the difficulties faced during the ride with direction and refueling, and the fleeting(and occasionally sexual)interactions with various characters along the route.
A surprisingly well-made little film, A GREAT RIDE works on every level. The characters are well written, especially the two leads...they have a believable brotherly chemistry, and are strongly played. What made this film most special to me, though, was its exhilarating youthful spirit...that eagerness for reckless adventure and breaking the rules which comes with our carefree early years.
An overlooked gem. 7.5/10
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