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Love the Beast (2009)

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What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Bana ... Himself
Jeremy Clarkson ... Himself
Steve Coad Steve Coad ... Himself
Grant Denyer Grant Denyer ... Himself
Todd Kelly Todd Kelly ... Himself
Jay Leno ... Himself
Tim Lynas Tim Lynas ... Himself
Phil McGraw ... Himself
Barry Oliver Barry Oliver ... Himself
Jim Richards Jim Richards ... Himself
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Storyline

What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you could tell a great car story of the likes of "Grand Prix", "Le Mans" or "Mad Max". Then one day you happened to open your garage door and sitting there, right in front of you, was the film you had been searching for. This is what happened to Eric Bana and this time around, the co-star is his very own Ford GT Falcon Coupe- THE BEAST. Eric realized the story was in fact, about him, his first car, a lifetime of ownership and a lifetime of friendship. He set about documenting his own 25 year long love story. A simple tale of one man's ongoing relationship with his very first car. After years of precious restoration, Eric and his 3 closest friends, decided to enter the car into one of the most grueling and dangerous motor races that exists: The Targa Tasmania Rally. This would be a personal Everest for ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

25 years of love can't be wrong

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Paixão Pela Velocidade See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$511,064
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(theatrical)

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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tony, Eric's navigator, is behind the award winning wine label Witchmount Estate. See more »

Quotes

Eric Bana: Little bit of bravery gravy.
[Swigs from a bottle of beer]
Eric Bana: Always makes the red carpet a little bit shorter.
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Features Mad Max (1979) See more »

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Absolutely the best Doc/Story I have seen in years. "hands down", Bravo!
4 August 2009 | by fgoatboySee all my reviews

This is what a camera is for, it is for capturing a story of love, spirit, tension, Passion and all the beautiful things that make us unique as Humans.

I think everyone will get something positive from this film even if they are not lovers of cars, because it is about connection with yourself and your world.

It evokes all kinds of feelings and therein lies it's magic.

It reminds us that we are not alone in this world. That our close friends are important for life. That our silly love for the smallest material object is not silly,it is important, and a dear part of us.

I can't say enough My heart and spirit are uplifted.

The Imperfection is the Real Beauty we possess as Humans, the very thing that our new Digital World is robbing us of.

The Human Spirit

Eric Bana Peace to your soul man

You are living The Dream, and thanks for sharing it with us.


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