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Old 04-11-2005, 09:30 AM   #1
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Dust to Glory, a mini review

I saw DUST TO GLORY on Friday night. It was kind of amusing because the theater audience was composed of myself, the girl I was with, and 4 other people.

Anyway, this movie profiles the venerable BAJA 1000 race. I went to see this movie just to see some cool race footage, but the movie is a lot more than that. The stories were awe inspiring, the characters were admirable. I rate DUST TO GLORY close to or better than FASTER. It's that good.

While not all of the footage is motorcycle related, a big chunk of it is. And trust me, the car races are amazing to watch as well. In BAJA, they have what is called an 'UNLIMITED CLASS', where anything goes. These multimillion dollar vehicles actually have choppers flying right above them as route scounts!

Oh yeah... the race route is not closed to the public, so in some sections, you have racers racing right among crowds, and local vehicles. Amazing.

Check Yahoo for local showtimes; you won't regret it.
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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Thanks for the review. I missed it Friday, due to work (sucks).

It's coming to the Charles Theater in Baltimore on the 22nd though.
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:43 PM   #3
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I want to watch it again. It was good! What show time did you go to?
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:57 PM   #4
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I went to the 11:10 showing on Friday in Georgetown.

This movie is definately worth catching. I will probably get the dvd as well.
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:30 AM   #5
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Just saw the movie.

AND IT KICKED ASS.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:27 AM   #6
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Looks like Netflix allready has it...

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Old 04-15-2005, 11:30 AM   #7
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A friend of mine was in Baja at the race when they filmed this. He has nothing but good to say about the Baja experience and the movie should be excellent.
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:08 AM   #8
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Went last night in Atlanta with some of the AdvRiders from the area. Great movie, documentary, no professional actors, real racers, real racing, real people, some really scary footage. If you like adventure riding you are going to like this film.
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:29 AM   #9
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I agree fully: Went with GreyGhost and a few others last night: It is a great story told (and filmed) by someone with an obvious sense of adventure and a great sense of humor. No over the top hero worship, just gives you a great sense of what the race is really all about. And the middle 'stint' with Johnny Cambell wringing his Honda over the beaches at full-out speed were amazing. I am going to see it again!
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:42 AM   #10
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I agree fully: Went with GreyGhost and a few others last night: It is a great story told (and filmed) by someone with an obvious sense of adventure and a great sense of humor. No over the top hero worship, just gives you a great sense of what the race is really all about. And the middle 'stint' with Johnny Cambell wringing his Honda over the beaches at full-out speed were amazing. I am going to see it again!
Me to. But, I am thinking of buying the DVD instead. I see that Hollywood Video lists it as well as netflixs. Me thinks we could have another Atlanta get together at someones house and have a viewing if we can get a copy.
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Ghost! Good to see you and Jr. again.


rc! Great to meet you.


Incredible movie! If only I had a nickel for every time I said, "oh, shit!" in my head, and every time I said, "niiiiiiiiiiiice," out loud.

The beach footage of Johnny Cambell chasing Andy (somethiner'nuther . . ?) was incredible. Interviews with Robby Gordon and some Hawaiian named Pflueger (sp?), both supertruck pilots, were great. The Mouse McCoy story topped it all . . . sonofabitch rode a big Honda the entire 1000 miles ALONE, finishing after a . . . oops . . . go see it.
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Me to. But, I am thinking of buying the DVD instead. I see that Hollywood Video lists it as well as netflixs. Me thinks we could have another Atlanta get together at someones house and have a viewing if we can get a copy.


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Old 04-23-2005, 07:49 AM   #13
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:52 AM   #14
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Me to. But, I am thinking of buying the DVD instead. I see that Hollywood Video lists it as well as netflixs. Me thinks we could have another Atlanta get together at someones house and have a viewing if we can get a copy.
I tried to d/l it last night without success. (shhh......) I will see if I can scrounge up a copy for my collection. I will order it through NEtFlix and see!
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Ghost! Good to see you and Jr. again.


rc! Great to meet you.


Incredible movie! If only I had a nickel for every time I said, "oh, shit!" in my head, and every time I said, "niiiiiiiiiiiice," out loud.

The beach footage of Johnny Cambell chasing Andy (somethiner'nuther . . ?) was incredible. Interviews with Robby Gordon and some Hawaiian named Pflueger (sp?), both supertruck pilots, were great. The Mouse McCoy story topped it all . . . sonofabitch rode a big Honda the entire 1000 miles ALONE, finishing after a . . . oops . . . go see it.
Dija get to your buddies dry? I drove through a shitstorm of lightning and got dumped on about a mile from the house, getting off on Windy Hill.
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