Need For Speed (2014)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 9 mins

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'Need for Speed' marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and '70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes - one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west. Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
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Did you know? Taylor Kitsch, Liam Hemsworth, Brenton Thwaites and Luke Bracey were considered for the lead role but in the end, Aaron Paul was cast. Read More
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as Tobey Marshall
as Dino
as Detective #2
as Investor's Wife
as Jeny B
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as Detective #1
as 60-year Old Man
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Hotel Guest
as Art Gallery Patron
as Smaller Old Woman
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as CHP Cop 1
Supporting Actor
as Street Pedestrian
as San Fran Girl
as SF City Girl
as Investor
as Club Patron
as Officer Lejeune
as Finn
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as Leigh Dennis - Inmate
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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
ARRI ALEXA M, ARRI ALEXA Plus, Canon EOS-C500, GoPro HD Hero3, Canon EOS C500, Canon EOS-1D C
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.44:1 (IMAX), 2.35:1
Converted to 3D
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Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Need For Speed (Telugu)
Dubbed into: Need For Speed (Tamil)
Followed by: Need for Speed 2 (English)
This movie marks the first DreamWorks Pictures’ feature on which the Canon EOS C500 served as the main shooting platform.

This movie is inspired by the 'Need for Speed' video game series launched by Electronic Arts in 1994.

In order to get Paul camera-ready prior to filming, Waugh had Paul attend driving school to learn intense driving skills like, drifting at 150 miles an hour.

Director Scott Waugh was adamant that all of the stunts be practical, that it meant the actors and stuntmen had to tackle all the driving, with little-to-no CGI intervention, and Aaron Paul jumped at the chance to take his turn behind the wheel.

Taylor Kitsch, Liam Hemsworth, Brenton Thwaites and Luke Bracey were considered for the lead role but in the end, Aaron Paul was cast.

Riley Keough auditioned for the female lead but lost to Imogen Poots.