Street Racer (film)

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Street Racer
Poster of the movie Street Racer.jpg
Directed byTeo Konuralp
Produced byDavid Michael Latt
David Rimawi
Paul Bales
Written byCarey Van Dyke
Shane Van Dyke
StarringClint Browning
Dorothy Drury
Robert Pike Daniel
Jason Ellefson
Dustin Fitzsimons
Jennifer Dorogi
Jack Goldenberg
CinematographyAlexander Yellen
Distributed byThe Asylum
Release date
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  • May 27, 2008 (2008-05-27)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Street Racer is a 2008 action film by The Asylum. Its title is similar to the film Speed Racer, but its overall plot bears a closer similarity to The Fast and the Furious, and particularly The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which had been released in 2006. The film is advertised by The Asylum as being based on true events.[1]

Plot[edit]

Johnny Wayne (Clint Browning) is an ex-racer who serves 5 years in prison after crippling a young boy during an illegal street race in Los Angeles. Wayne, having been traumatised by the events, vows to never race again, and is soon released as a reformed citizen. Whilst Johnny attempts to restore his life and become an honest, hardworking member of society, his parole officer has other plans for him. Johnny finds himself being blackmailed into street racing by his parole officer and the taunts of his former street racing associates. Johnny is given a jog at a wrecking yard, owned by Red. Johnny and Red get off to a rocky start but end up becoming friends. Red teaches Johnny how to improve his racing skill. Johnny is assigned to volunteer community service as part of his parole and he winds up working at a rehabilitation facility where a boy, Danny/Daniel (Connor Herlong), crippled 5 years earlier in a car accident, gets his physical therapy as he tries to relearn to walk. Danny and his older sister take a liking to Johnny. Johnny inspires Danny to give maximum effort to his physical therapy and Danny progresses. Johnny slowly comes to the realization that Danny is the boy he crippled in the wreck he caused 5 years earlier but does not know how to tell Danny and his sister. Danny's father sees Johnny at the rehabilitation facility, goes ballistic and reveals the truth to all. Danny's sister confronts Johnny about the hardship he has placed on Danny and his family, who struggle to make ends meet with staggering medical bills. Johnny ends up racing his former friend/now rival Mickey Styles (Jason Ellefson) for the title of the ultimate street racer of Los Angeles and $10k. The crooked parole officer bets against Johnny and instructs Johnny to lose or he will violate his parole and harm Danny and his family. Johnny wins the race and $10k which he donates to Danny. The crooked parole officer gets his just reward when he is hit by street racers and killed.


Cast[edit]

  • Clint Browning as Johnny Wayne
  • Dorothy Drury as Kelly
  • Robert Pike Daniel as Red
  • Jason Ellefson as Mickey Styles
  • Dustin Fitzsimons as Steve
  • Michael Crider as Briggs
  • Connor Herlong as Daniel
  • T.J. Zale as Robert
  • Reggie Jernigan as Derek
  • Kelli Dawn Hancock as Armenia
  • Sinead McCafferty as Sheila
  • Jennifer Dorogi as Teddy
  • Jack Goldenberg as Travis

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