Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Roadracers is a american film of genre Drama directed by Robert Rodríguez released in USA on 22 july 1994 with David Arquette

Roadracers (1994)

Roadracers
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 22 july 1994
Length 1h35
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Fantasy,    Action,    Adventure,    Romance
Rating64% 3.2443953.2443953.2443953.2443953.244395

Roadracers is a 1994 made-for-television film directed by Robert Rodriguez, his second feature film following the success of his 1992 debut, El Mariachi. The film originally aired on Showtime Network as part of their Rebel Highway series that took the titles of 1950s-era B-movies and applied them to original films starring up-and-coming actors of the 1990s (including the likes of Alicia Silverstone and Shannen Doherty) and directed by established directors such as William Friedkin, Joe Dante, and Ralph Bakshi. Rodriguez was the only young director to participate in the series. The series was produced by the son and daughter of Samuel Z. Arkoff, the co-founder and producer of American International Pictures (AIP), the distributor of the films this series takes its titles from.

Robert Rodriguez's take concerned a rebel named Dude Delaney (David Arquette) who dreams of leaving his dead end small town and becoming a rockabilly star but gets caught up in a nasty feud with the town's local sheriff (William Sadler) and his son (Jason Wiles). Salma Hayek plays Dude's girlfriend, Donna.

Synopsis

Dude, a 1950s greaser, engages in a high speed chase with the local cops, Sarge and his unnamed partner. After Dude causes their car to crash in a game of chicken, he joins his girlfriend Donna at a club. Donna does not enjoy the loud rock music preferred by Dude, and she is annoyed that he has made her wait. After they dance, Dude's friend Nixer joins them, much to Donna's annoyance. As they cruise around town and try to decide what to do, they run into Teddy, a rival greaser, and his friends. After exchanging insults, the two groups engage in a drag race. When Dude flicks his cigarette at the other car, it lands in Teddy's girlfriend's hair and sets it on fire. Teddy's car swerves and loses the race as the occupants attempt to put out the fire. Teddy and his friends swear revenge, and Dude drives off.

Actors

Trailer of Roadracers

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Roadracers

There are 152 films with the same actors, 24 films with the same director, 77048 with the same cinematographic genres (including 53 with exactly the same 5 genres than Roadracers), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Roadracers, you will probably like those similar films :
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, 1h33
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Volcanisme, Superhero films, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Taylor Lautner, Sophia Myles, Cayden Boyd, David Arquette, George Lopez, Kristin Davis
Rating37% 1.8732551.8732551.8732551.8732551.873255
Max (Cayden Boyd) is a lonely child in the suburbs of Austin who creates an imaginary world named Planet Drool, where all of his imagination and dreams come to life. He creates two characters; Sharkboy (Taylor Lautner), a young boy who was raised by sharks after losing his father at sea, and Lavagirl (Taylor Dooley), who can produce fire and lava, but has trouble touching objects without setting them alight. The two left Max to guard Planet Drool. In real life, Max's parents (David Arquette and Kristin Davis) have little time for him and their marriage seems to be on the rocks, and he is bullied by fellow schoolmate Linus (Jacob Davich). However, he does receive friendship from Marissa (Sasha Pieterse), the daughter of his teacher Mr. Electricidad (George Lopez, whose name is Spanish for "electricity"). Linus steals Max's Dream Journal (where all of his ideas are kept) and vandalizes it. The next day, a tornado rages outside the school, and moments later, Sharkboy and Lavagirl appear and ask Max to come with them to Planet Drool. They reach Planet Drool via a shark-like spacecraft, where Max learns that the dreamworld is turning bad, courtesy of Mr. Electric (also portrayed by George Lopez), originally the dreamworld's electrician but now corrupted.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico, 1h42
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Sports films, Martial arts films, Musical films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Danny Trejo
Rating62% 3.149813.149813.149813.149813.14981
El Mariachi is recruited by CIA agent Sheldon Sands to kill General Emiliano Marquez, a corrupt Mexican Army officer who has been hired by Mexican drug lord Armando Barillo to assassinate the President of Mexico and overthrow the government. Many years before, El Mariachi and his wife Carolina confronted Marquez in a shootout and wounded the general; in retaliation, Marquez took the lives of Carolina and their daughter in an ambush. In addition to El Mariachi, Sands persuades former FBI agent Jorge Ramírez to come out of retirement and kill Barillo, who had murdered his partner Archuleta in the past. Furthermore, AFN operative Ajedrez is assigned by Sands to tail Barillo.
Desperado
Desperado (1995)
, 1h46
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Sports films, Martial arts films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Joaquim de Almeida, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Cheech Marin, Quentin Tarantino
Rating70% 3.5486753.5486753.5486753.5486753.548675
At the Tarasco bar in Mexico, an American man tells the story of how he witnessed a massacre in another bar committed by a Mexican with a guitar case full of guns. The bar's patrons are uninterested until the American mentions the name "Bucho." Meanwhile, El Mariachi has a dream of his encounter with Moco that left his lover dead and his hand shot. He is awakened by the American, who tells him to continue his search for Bucho at the bar. El Mariachi travels to the town and meets a child to whom he gives some guitar playing tips. At the Tarasco bar, El Mariachi engages in a tense standoff with Bucho's goons before a massive gunfight erupts. He kills everyone in the bar, but is followed outside by a man named Tavo. On the street, Tavo shoots El Mariachi twice before being killed himself. El Mariachi is then sheltered in the local bookstore by Carolina, the owner. Bucho arrives at the bar to survey the carnage and hears the kid from earlier playing his guitar by the door. A paranoid Bucho orders his men to hunt down the man with a guitar case full of guns.
From Dusk Till Dawn, 1h48
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Vampires in film, Road movies, Comedy horror films, Striptease
Actors George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Salma Hayek, Tom Savini
Rating71% 3.598443.598443.598443.598443.59844
Two brothers, Seth and Richard "Richie" Gecko, having just robbed a bank, stop at a liquor store to pick up a map. When the arrival of Texas Ranger Earl McGraw threatens their getaway, they kill him and the cashier, burning down the store in the process. During the gunfight, Richie is shot in the hand. Fleeing a combined force of FBI and local police, they head towards Mexico where a contact has arranged a safe-house for them. Along the way they stop at a motel and unload a bank teller whom they are holding hostage. While Seth goes out to "sight see" checking on the border and to buy fast food burgers, Richie brutally rapes and murders the teller. Seth, who pictures himself as a professional thief, becomes furious over Richie's sadistic behavior.
We Can Be Heroes
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Superhero films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Priyanka Chopra, Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Adriana Barraza, Sung Kang
Rating47% 2.380312.380312.380312.380312.38031
Des super-héros à la retraite sont enlevés par des aliens lors d'une invasion. Leurs enfants se réunissent alors pour les sauver ainsi que la Terre.
Alita: Battle Angel, 2h2
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Anticipation
Actors Rosa Bianca Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley
Rating72% 3.648533.648533.648533.648533.64853
L'an 2563, 300 ans après que la Terre a connu une catastrophe appelée "l'effondrement" consécutive à une guerre contre Mars. Dans la ville d'Iron City infestée par le crime, le Dr Dyson Ido, médecin spécialisé dans les augmentations biomécaniques, cherche des pièces détachées dans une décharge à ciel ouvert venant de Zalem, dernière cité céleste de la planète, surplombant Iron City, et où chacun rêve d'aller. Ido trouve le corps d'une cyborg en piteux état. Il va alors la ramener dans sa clinique pour la réparer. La jeune cyborg se réveille, réparée mais amnésique. Le docteur Ido la rebaptise Alita (du prénom de sa fille décédée) et lui fait découvrir le monde dans lequel ils survivent. Mais Alita se découvre des réflexes combatifs et une force surhumaine, veut toujours en savoir plus et aller plus loin. Elle fait la connaissance d'Hugo, un jeune revendeur de pièces détachées auquel elle se lie rapidement. Alita va tenter de comprendre qui elle est réellement et d'où elle vient. Elle croise la route du terrible Vector, qui contrôle les matches du sport ultra-populaire de la ville, le Motorball.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, 1h24
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Children's films
Actors Danny Trejo, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Ricardo Montalbán
Rating43% 2.1617852.1617852.1617852.1617852.161785
Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), after stopping Donnagon from activating the EMP device, has retired from the OSS, no longer wanting to work. He now lives a quiet life and works as a private detective, although his salary is very little. One day, he is contacted by President Devlin (George Clooney), former head of OSS, who informs him that his sister, Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega), is missing after a mission gone wrong. Upset about this, Juni returns to the OSS to learn more about his sister.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 1h42
Directed by Robert Rodríguez, Frank Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Films about suicide, Films about domestic violence, Superhero films, Gangster films
Actors Jamie Chung, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson
Rating64% 3.248553.248553.248553.248553.24855
Marv (Mickey Rourke) regains consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by several dead young men and a crashed police car, and with no memory of how he got there. He retraces his steps, recalling that since it's Saturday, he watched Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) dance at Kadie's Saloon. Stepping outside, he encounters four rich frat boys burning a homeless man alive. When Marv intervenes, the leader of the frat boys shoots him in the arm, calling him "Bernini Boy," which Marv mishears as "Bernie." They flee; Marv follows, stealing a Police car on the way, which he crashes into their car, leading to his blackout and memory loss. He follows the two surviving frat boys into The Projects, the neighborhood where he grew up. With the assistance of the deadly residents lurking in the shadows, he dispatches the frat boys. He questions the leader about being called "Bernini Boy" and learns that it is the brand of coat he is wearing. After slitting the boy's throat, he considers his coat and realizes he can't remember how he acquired it.
Spy Kids
Spy Kids (2001)
, 1h28
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about families, Children's films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Alan Cumming, Richard Linklater
Rating56% 2.8020852.8020852.8020852.8020852.802085
Ingrid and Gregorio Cortez (Carla Gugino and Antonio Banderas) are rival spies who fall in love with each other. They eventually retire and have two children, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara). They currently work for the Organization of Super Spies (OSS) doing desk work. Content with the safety of their family, the two still yearn for field work. Meanwhile, the children think their parents are boring and have no idea of their previous work. Eventually, Ingrid and Gregorio are called back into the field when several agents go missing. Gregorio thinks that a kids' TV show star Fegan Floop (Alan Cumming) has kidnapped the agents and mutated them into his "Fooglies", creatures on his show that speak in gibberish.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, 1h29
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Time travel films, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Mason Cook, Rowan Blanchard
Rating35% 1.76991.76991.76991.76991.7699
Organization of Super Spies (OSS) agent Marissa Wilson (Jessica Alba) is leading a team of agents attempting to capture a criminal named Tick Tock (Jeremy Piven), who purchases a mini-disk stolen from OSS. Despite being nine months pregnant and going into labor, she continues her pursuit, against the admonitions of her boss, Danger D'Amo (also played by Jeremy Piven). Tick Tock is captured and the mini-disk, which contains information on a weapon of mass destruction called Project: Armageddon, is retrieved.