Race the Sun

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"A dream can make all the difference under the sun."
  • PG
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.4  (3,359)

"Race the Sun" is a coming-of-age drama that follows a group of high school students, their science teacher, and a retired Navy aviator who work together to build a solar-powered car and compete in a grueling, cross-country race. The film begins with the introduction of the main characters, including Miss Sandra Beecher (Halle Berry), the science teacher who inspires her students to dream big and to never give up on their goals. She introduces them to the concept of solar energy and challenges them to build a car that runs on sunlight. The students, initially skeptical, soon become enthusiastic about the project and begin the difficult task of designing and building the car.

As the students work on their project, they face numerous obstacles and setbacks, including a lack of funding, mechanical problems, and interpersonal conflicts. Despite these challenges, they remain committed to their goal of finishing the car and competing in the World Solar Challenge, a competitive race across the Australian outback.

The students' journey is aided by Frank Machi (Jim Belushi), a retired Navy aviator who serves as their mentor and provides them with invaluable guidance and support. Frank's own experiences with failure and perseverance serve as a powerful inspiration to the students, showing them that success is possible even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

As the race approaches, tensions rise and the students face their biggest challenge yet: competing against a powerful and well-funded German team that seems poised to win. With the help of Frank and their own dedication and ingenuity, the students race against the clock and against their competitors to achieve their dreams and make history.

"Race the Sun" is a heartfelt and inspiring film that celebrates the power of perseverance, teamwork, and believing in oneself. With strong performances by an ensemble cast that includes Berry, Belushi, and Bill Hunter, the film proves that even the most unlikely dream can become a reality with hard work and determination. Whether you're a fan of high-stakes competitions, sci-fi, or just great storytelling, "Race the Sun" is a film that will leave you inspired, energized, and cheering for the underdog.

Race the Sun is a 1996 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

Race the Sun
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    1 hr 22 min
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    5.4  (3,359)