Love the Beast

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Love the Beast
1976FordFalconXB.jpg
Ford XB Falcon Hardtop, similar to Bana's "Beast"
Directed by Eric Bana
Produced by Eric Bana
Matt Hill
Peter Hill
Starring Eric Bana
Jay Leno
Dr. Phil
Jeremy Clarkson
Tony Ramunno
Andrew "Temps" Templeton
Jack Vukoja
Music by Yuri Worontschak
Cinematography Rod Pollard
David Rose
Edited by Conor O'Neill
Release dates
  • 12 March 2009 (2009-03-12)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

Love the Beast is a 2009 documentary film directed by Eric Bana, and featuring Bana, Jay Leno, Jeremy Clarkson, and Phil McGraw.

Synopsis[edit]

The film documents the 25-year history of Eric Bana's first car, a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop that he purchased at the age of fifteen for A$1100. In this film, Eric explores the central role that fixing and racing this car has played in his life and the lives of his friends.[1] He describes it as being, "like a campfire for me and my mates".[2] Celebrities Jay Leno, Dr. Phil and Jeremy Clarkson offer opinions on the emotional attachments that some people form with automobiles.[3]

Box office[edit]

Love The Beast grossed $777,351 at the box office in Australia,[4] the second highest grossing documentary in Australian history.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movie Review1". Empire Online. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Official Movie Trailer". Pickup Truck Pictures. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Movie Review2". View London. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 documentaries in Australia of all time". Screen Australia. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast'". London: Daily Mail. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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