Because necessity is the mother of invention...
Kirby L. Wallace | Tulsa, OK USA | 10/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I hope Rocco will forgive me for this, but...OK, so the movie itself is not exactly stunning... Fairly predictable plot, low budget obviously showing. Again, not a particularly stunning movie, UNTIL you watch the "Making of" bit.Suddenly the movie IS stunning - in an amazing way - when you see what they ALL went through to make it happen. This DVD is worth buying or renting if only to watch the "Making Of." These guys are all things to all actors. Film Crew members doubling as hair stylists, producer/director doubling as stunt men (and WHAT stunts they are!!), actor's first time equine experience being a high speed horse chase, pyro-techs raiding their dads christmas tree light collections. What other movie have you seen where the film crew borrows a neighborhood horse and paints it black, shoots the cop chase scenes with a cop car chasing a guy on a bicycle through downtown and then runs like hell before the REAL cops show up, has to replace horses because after a few days on the set they learn what the word ACTION means and they start freaking out during the scene, and the stunt men crash cars with only pillows tied to their chests and the directors coat put on backwards, and oh yeah, films river rapids swim shots in JANUARY in Idaho!The director is arrested and jailed for speeding in some small town he can't even remember, and is bailed out buy some guy who bails him in exchange for putting his son on the production crew.These guys are an absolute RIOT!This is definately worth a look just for the Making Of. These guys have made a film they will ALL remember as fondly as marines do of their boot camp days.One other comment: I'm really not sure why this movie is rated R. It looks like it could pass for PG-13. perhaps it is the racial tension and use of the "n" word.Not at all offensive, really, and I plan to let my younger teen kids watch the movie."
2 Thumbs Up
Kirby L. Wallace | 09/10/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I went to rent a video and couldnt find anything else, so I rented Pure Race. It turned out to be very exciting. Lots of action.The story line is believable. Two guys, one white, one black traveling together from Seattle to Denver have a flat tire in Idaho. They seeks jack from a nearbyfarm house only to confront a neo nazi group holding a meeting in a barn. From that moment on, the film is all action. Very exciting."
Billy loved this movie
Kirby L. Wallace | 03/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After repeated viewings of Pure Race, I sat in silence and begain a long series of introspective thoughts about racial hatred in America. Pure Race is about two men, one black, who stumble onto a neo-nazi boot camp. With non-stop action, Pure Race leaves American History X covered in dust. One viewing of Pure Race, and you will never want to watch another movie again. The acting is phenominal, and with the spectacular direction of Dweller, I can't understand why this movie hasen't recieved the aclaim it deserves. Once you experiance the phenomina that is Pure Race, your life will be forever changed."