Race the Sun 1996

Race the Sun

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Sandra (Halle Berry), the new science teacher at a poor Hawaiian high school, finds the students surly and unmotivated. So she handpicks eight of them, including artistic Daniel (Casey Affleck) and his hedonistic stepsister, Cindy (Eliza Dushku), and guides them in the design and construction of a solar-powered car. After their unorthodox vehicle wins the Hawaiian championship, they travel to Australia to compete in a dangerous 2000-mile trek across the outback.

Cast & Crew

Halle Berry
Miss Sandra Beecher
Jim Belushi
Frank Machi
Casey Affleck
Daniel Webster
Eliza Dushku
Cindy Johnson
Kevin Tighe
Jack Fryman
Anthony Ruiviar
Eduardo Braz
J. Moki Cho
Gilbert Tutu
Sara Tanaka
Uni Kakamura
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Critic Reviews for Race the Sun

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Audience Reviews for Race the Sun

  • May 28, 2012
    Feel good comedy-drama with a nice story and actors like Halle Berry and James Belushi in it! Story is is loosely based on the true story of the Konawaena High School Solar Car Team, which finished 18th in the 1990 World Solar Challenge and was written by Barry Morrow, who had shared the 1988 Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Rain Man. Of course, do not expect originality in this one like in The Rain Man... most of it is corny, using clichés and most of the time is very predictable! Still, you can enjoy the exciting spectacle of the race but the big positive for this movie is the attitude and the heart it has! If you want to teach your teenagers how to set aside their differences and insecurities to bond as a team - this is a right tool. This movie won't open your horizons or bring novelties but it's still uplifting experience. Light entertainment with right message.
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 25, 2007
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2006
    Inspiring and humorous true-life story for the whole famly.
    Keith A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2006
    Pretty good for a family flick.
    Rebecca E Super Reviewer

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