Dust to Glory (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Amazing footage from the Baja off-road race will give viewers an adrenaline rush.

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Documentary filmmaker Dana Brown, who created a visually striking look at the world of surfing in 2003's Step Into Liquid, hits dry land running in this portrait of the world of off-road racing. The Baja 1000 is one of the world's premier desert racing events; taking place both on and off the roads in and around Baja California, the annual road rally pits drivers against punishing conditions as they attempt to cover the thousand-mile course in 36 hours or less. With a wide variety of different vehicles competing -- from modified trucks to stock Volkswagens -- Dust to Glory takes viewers into the middle of the race, with camera crews following in the action while several drivers race with cameras mounted to their cars for a "you are there" perspective. Dust to Glory also puts a special focus on driver Mike "Mouse" McCoy, who hopes to achieve a unique distinction as one of the first drivers to drive the entire one-thousand-mile course by himself (most vehicles employ a team of drivers for the long and demanding race). Dust to Glory director Dana Brown is the son of Bruce Brown, director of such legendary sports films as The Endless Summer and On Any Sunday. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating: PG (for racing action and peril, and for some language)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Documentary , Sports & Fitness
Directed By: Dana Brown
Written By: Dana Brown
In Theaters: wide
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Critic Reviews for Dust to Glory

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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | August 15, 2007
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | July 5, 2005
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Contestants have 32 hours to finish the race, and unless off-road racing is your thing, Dust to Glory can sometimes feel like it lasts about that long.

April 28, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Audience Reviews for Dust to Glory

Great. Perhaps though a modern ON ANY SUNDAY film would've been even greater. (considering that Bruce Brown's son made it)

Harvey Mushman
Harvey Mushman

This movie is absolutely gorgeous plus Dana Brown says at the beginning that the Baja 1000 is about the human race and after see the movie you'll understand that it is it shows the insanity, and insane passion of the men and women racing in it. The movie grabs you be the pants and never lets up the second Mouse McCoy kick starts his bike or Robby Gorden guns his trophy truck

Andrew Meloney
Andrew Meloney

In case you are wondering, Yes I have been busying watching a hell of a lot of films and documentaries and this one about the infamous race in Baja is one of the best Docs I've seen ever.

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