• Plot Description
• Shooting Locations
• USA: Apr 1, 2005
DVD Release Date
• R1: Aug 23, 2005
Dust to Glory Website
Rated PG for racing action and peril, and for some language.
1 hour, 37 minutes
BronWa Pictures, Dusted Productions
Studio IFC Films
More info on IMDb.com
• Dust to Glory (2005)
|Genre: Action, Adventure, Documentary, Sports|
Tagline: There are a few moments in life you feel greatness.
Plot: Extreme sports receive another loving treatment from award-winning documentarian Dana Brown, whose previous film STEP INTO LIQUID helped to define a new generation of surf culture. This time he sets his sights on the notorious Tecate Score Baja 1000, the longest and most challenging off-road race in the world. It is also the only race that virtually any vehicle may enter, and the list encompasses motorcycles, trophy trucks, class-one buggies, and even ancient Volkswagon Beetles. The drivers of this diverse group of automobiles share one thing: a taste for the thrill of the race. But they also clearly enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of the participants. Begun in 1967 by a small band of adventurers, it had grown by 2003 to encompass 1200 participants with 270 vehicles between them, and a rowdy group of over over 200,000 spectators. The atmosphere is both carnivalesque and extremely intense, with the pristine blue Pacific and the desert mountains providing a backdrop for a distilled human drama playing itself out in sun and sand.
The race represents something personal and profound to all who take up its challenge, from 16-year-old Andy McMillin to old-timer JN Roberts--who won the very first Baja race 30 years before. Mike "Mouse" McCoy's decision to ride the entire race
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About the only time the film flags is in an obligatory and dull segment on a few of the local inhabitants. The movie comes to a crashing halt during these pseudo-heartwarming moments, but they are but brief interludes to the action.
The cinematography, the interviews, the endurance, the enthusiasm seen in this film are wonderfully entertaining. 8/10
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