Race the Sun (1996)




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Movie Info

Loosely based on a true account, this family drama centers on a group of aimless Hawaiian teens who with the support of two inspirational teachers turn their lives around by building a solar powered car and racing it across the Australian outback during the World Solar Challenge.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Barry Morrow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 30, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Sandra Beecher

as Frank Machi

as Daniel Webster

as Cindy Johnson

as Jack Fryman

as Eduardo Broz

as Gilbert Tutu

as Marco Quito

as Marco Quito

as Uni Kakamura

as Oni Nagano

as Hans Kooiman

as Commissioner Hawkes

as Judd Potter

as Ed Webster

as Steve Fryman

as Bob Radford

as Mr. Cronin

as Barb Webster

as Mrs. Chang

as Another Teacher

as Detention Teacher

as Academy Student

as Weigh-in Judge

as Stanford University ...

as Tom Foote

as Alice Springs Report...

as Hawaiian Reporter

as Reporter

as Scrutineer

as Football Coach

as Oni's Parent

as Oni's Parent

as Detention Student

as Basket Maker
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Critic Reviews for Race the Sun

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | March 22, 1996
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Race the Sun


entertaining flick

danny d

Super Reviewer

This film has its heart in the right place but is just another mediocre teen-misfits-make-good movie. A real-life story of determination and courage turned into formulaic mush.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Inspiring and humorous true-life story for the whole famly.

Keith Adams

Super Reviewer

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