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  • Films that end with a big scene on RACE DAY!
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    You know the type. Misfit loner kid moves to new town… happens to be sh*t hot on a BMX… falls afoul of the local crew… hot girl also involved who’s with the don of the crew but she’s got a soft spot for the loner kid… trouble ensues… local crew plan to take down the kid on RACE DAY… that section of the movie starts with a PA voiceover announcing all the hot racers who are there that day… loner kid smashes it in the heats but then gets the fear & says he’s going to quit but is persuaded not to (prob by the girl but maybe also by a grizzled old timer who was the man back in his day)… naturally nails the final, beating the don of the crew on the line… grudging respect is earned.

    BMX can be substituted for surfing/fast cars/anything else you can compete on. I know there are loads of movies like this but I can’t remember what any of them are called… got any tips STW hive mind?

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    Karate Kid. Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Star Wars. Rocky.

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    Footloose.

    Oh, and this.

    Dancing is a sport, right?

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    North Shore.

    ‘When the waves breaks here, don’t be here’

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    North Shore – yes! that’s the one with Laird Hamilton in, right? Not sure GoG fits the bill… Tokyo Drift does but is surely the worst of the FF movies.

    There’s got to be one about skateboarding too.

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    vintagewino

    Tokyo Drift does but is surely the worst of the FF movies.

    No, it’s actually the best. I’m happy to debate you.

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    OP has literally described the entire plot of this film, word for word!

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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ret72mhSscQ[/video]

    Premier Icon vintagewino
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    Think I’m going to watch RAD tonight if I can find a decent version somewhere. And I will watch Tokyo Drift again with an open mind!

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    @Rusty Spanner what’s the bottom one of the two?

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    Two Lane Blacktop.

    Wonderful film if you haven’t seen it.
    🙂

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    Never Back Down…it’s a movie masterpiece 😯

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    Rocky
    Rocky II
    And so on

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    I’ve genuinely never seen Rocky. Or any of the sequels.

    And now I never will.
    SPOILER ALERT.
    Beast.

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    Turbo the snail

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    Rocky

    You’ve not seen Rocky for awhile then?

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    Days of Thunder.
    Talledega Nights.

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    Rocky

    You’ve not seen Rocky for awhile then? [/quote]

    Tropes are tropes. Cliches are cliches. They don’t have to to be exactly the same to perform the same function.

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    Pitch perfect II – you can thank me for watching it so you don’t have to

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    Teen wolf

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    Any Given Sunday?

    Actually thinking about it, it doesn’t really follow the plot that the OP wants, but the Pacino monologue at half time towards the end of the film is worth the watch.

    EDIT: I don’t think it was half-time… 😳 Maybe a time-out shortly before the end.

    Or maybe even before the whole game…cripes, I haven’t a clue really…but it’s good! 😀

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    The original rocky is good,the sequels less so

    Thinking laterally there are relatively few films without a clear denouement, I can only think of westerns and Mean streets as an example. Most things either have a carcase/explosion/battle/glorious death or a twist / reveal

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    Tropes are tropes. Cliches are cliches. They don’t have to to be exactly the same to perform the same function.

    Rocky was local, well known and was picked to take part in the fight. The girl was his best friend’s sister not Creed’s girl, he didn’ win the fight. That’s pretty much of the opposite of the cliche.

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    The replacements?

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    Breaking Away

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    Howard the Duck.

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    The Mighty Ducks.

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    Drac – Moderator

    Rocky was local, well known and was picked to take part in the fight. The girl was his best friend’s sister not Creed’s girl, he didn’ win the fight. That’s pretty much of the opposite of the cliche.

    The Hero’s Journey.

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    American Flyers

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    The Herbie films

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    Thomas and friends the great race.

    Disney world of cars

    Cars 2

    Cars 3

    Disney’s world of planes

    Planes 2…..Pending

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    Cars

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    Rad
    Breaking away

    Mad Max 2

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    Two Lane Blacktop.

    Wonderful film if you haven’t seen it.

    Yeah, brilliant. I’d be surprised if anyone under 50 has seen that film because it hasn’t been on (terrestrial) TV as far as I know since I was a rebellious teenager without a clue. May have been on one of the Sky classic movie channels though.

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    Disney’s world of planes

    Planes 2…..Pending

    Planes 2 coming soon to cinemas i.e 3 years ago.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planes:_Fire_%26_Rescue

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    I searched for ‘blacktop’ on itunes and netflix yesterday but no joy. RAD neither 🙁

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    OP’s plot is every sports film made ever.

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    ‘Silver Dream Racer’ starring David Essex. Make sure it’s the UK ending…

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