Race the Sun (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.more
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


Halle Berry
as Sandra Beecher
James Belushi
as Frank Machi
Casey Affleck
as Daniel Webster
Eliza Dushku
as Cindy Johnson
Kevin Tighe
as Jack Fryman
Anthony Ruivivar
as Eduardo Broz
J. Moki Cho
as Gilbert Tutu
Dion Basco
as Marco Quito
Dante Basco
as Marco Quito
Sara Tanaka
as Uni Kakamura
Nadja Pionilla
as Oni Nagano
Steve Zahn
as Hans Kooiman
Bill Hunter
as Commissioner Hawkes
Robert Hughes
as Judd Potter
Jeff Truman
as Ed Webster
Joel Edgerton
as Steve Fryman
Tyler Coppin
as Bob Radford
Marshall Napier
as Mr. Cronin
Gabrielle Hammond
as Barb Webster
Robyn Moore
as Mrs. Chang
John Alan Su
as Another Teacher
John Negro Ponte
as Detention Teacher
Marc Gray
as Academy Student
Jo-Anne Cahill
as Weigh-in Judge
DJ Rick Adams
as Stanford University ...
Archer Lyttle
as Tom Foote
Amanda Wenban
as Alice Springs Report...
Jimmy Sadeli
as Hawaiian Reporter
Clarence Dahy
as Reporter
Tim Aris
as Scrutineer
Monroe Reimers
as Football Coach
Jeamin Lee
as Oni's Parent
Kuni Hashimoto
as Oni's Parent
Vera Hong
as Detention Student
Prasitt Clifton
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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