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Red Line (2007)

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From IMDB:

“Redline” is an auto/action thriller that features the personal exotic car collection of the producer, real estate investor Daniel Sadek. Sadek who is financing the $26 million movie used his own cars including a Phantom Rolls Royce, Lamborghini Murcielago, Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari F430, Ferrari Scaglietti and two Mercedes SLR McLarens. Sadek’s $450,000 Porsche Carrera GT is actually crashed during one sequence. Eddie Griffin accidentally crashed and destroyed the Enzo Ferrari, one of only 400 ever produced.

Don’t look for much in the way of a good plot here. It just doesn’t have one. The acting was harsh and the fight scenes were weak. The only shining part of the whole casting experience was Nadia Bjorlin. She can actually act somewhat and has a set of deep blue eyes that make it had to keep your eyes off her.

Without leading into the poor story line let me give you a real reason to watch this film… the cars. Daniel Sadek waisted no expense bringing his personal collection of supercars to the screen and let them get put through their paces. If you remember a few months back there was a youtube video of Eddie Griffin wrecking a $1,000,000 Enzo Ferrrari, this is the movie that it happened for and for no good reason I might add. It’s nice to see fools throw out their money so shamelessly. Back to the task at hand.

This movie isn’t going to attract the average movie goer and it really doesn’t need to. What is done really well though is that they bring you into the race scenes and if you are a fan of PGR, Forza, Gran Tourismo, and sim racers of the like then this movie will definitely catch your eye. It would be hard to identify the plethera of big dollar automobiles used in this movie and the crash scenes were something that you just want to shake your head at. It seems such a travesty to do such incredible damage to these wonderful autos for the sake of a movie. Hey they need to get their rocks off somehow I suppose and apparently Mr. Sadek believed that he would net enough money from this venture to cover his cost, though his insurance company may beg to differ.

Don’t look for anything as contrived even as the plots in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise. As I stated before everything, except for the cars and the racing, is weak. You don’t even know why some of the characters are needed to be featured any ways, and they way that some of the plot dilemmas are settled is nothing short of shameful. Who said that you needed good actors when you have so much eye candy on the screen though? I’ve seen porn with better scripts. I’ll give him this much though, Daniel Sadek had some balls to bring this much to the screen with money from his own pocket. I don’t know about the rest of you out there but crashing a $450,00 Porsche could be better served by putting my broke ass in a nice home.

This movie gets 1/5 stars for the story and 5/5 stars for pure lunacy for putting his collective cars asses on the line the way that he did.