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Encyclopedia > Torque (film)
Torque
Directed by Joseph Kahn
Produced by Brad Luff
Neal H. Moritz
Written by Matt Johnson
Starring Martin Henderson
Ice Cube
Monet Mazur
Jaime Pressly
Will Yun Lee
Jay Hernandez
Fredro Starr
Christina Milian
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) 16 January 2004 (USA)
Running time 84 min.
Language English
Budget ~ US$40,000,000
IMDb profile

Torque is a 2004 action movie about underground motorcycle gangs and racers. The film stars Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Will Yun Lee and Jay Hernandez . Image File history File links Torque_film. ... Joseph Kahn (born October 12, 1972) is a notable Korean American music video director. ... Martin Henderson (born October 8, 1974) is a New Zealand actor. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) is an American rapper, actor and film director. ... Monet Mazur Monet Happy Mazur (b. ... Jaime Lynn Pressly (born July 30, 1977) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress and model. ... Will Yun Lee is a Korean American actor born March 22, 1975 in Arlington, Virginia. ... Jay Hernandez (born Javier Hernandez on February 20, 1978 in Montebello, California) is a Mexican-American actor. ... Fredro Starr (born Fredro Scruggs on January 1 1970), also known as Fredro Scruggs or Never, is an American rapper, actor and a member of hardcore rap group Onyx. ... Christina Milian (born Christine Flores on September 26, 1981) is an American actress and Grammy Award-nominated R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and former MTV host. ... Warner Bros. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Martin Henderson (born October 8, 1974) is a New Zealand actor. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) is an American rapper, actor and film director. ... Monet Mazur Monet Happy Mazur (b. ... Will Yun Lee is a Korean American actor born March 22, 1975 in Arlington, Virginia. ... Jay Hernandez (born Javier Hernandez on February 20, 1978 in Montebello, California) is a Mexican-American actor. ...

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Plot Summary

Henderson plays biker Cary Ford, who is framed by an old rival and gang leader for the murder of Trey's (Ice Cube) brother. Ford is now on the run trying to clear his name of the murder with Trey and his feared gang looking for blood.


Similarities to The Fast and the Furious

The film has often been called "The Fast and the Furious on Motorcycles,"[citation needed] referring to the use of many of the same thematic elements between the two films. Both films were produced by Neal H. Moritz. The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 car film starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, and directed by Rob Cohen. ...


Torque specifically references The Fast and the Furious at one point, taking a line directly from the film. Henderson's character Ford borrows Vin Diesel's line, "I live my life a quarter-mile at a time." To which Shane (Monet Mazur) replies, "That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard." Media:Example. ...


In The Fast and the Furious, Dom, played by Vin Diesel, ends up going to Mexico. In Torque, Ford and the rest of the crew also end up leaving for Mexico.


Reception

The movie's theatrical run took in a total of $21,215,059 in the United States and worldwide $46,546,197, having a budget of approximately $40,000,000 [1]. Torque received a mostly negative reviews, earning only a 22% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes' consensus for the movie is that the film is "Silly and noisy ... stylish fun for the MTV crowd." "This movie sucks nitro!"- j bueno(new york times) This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Trivia

  • Monster Magnet make a cameo during the film, playing a band whose concert is disrupted by a fight. Lead singer/songwriter Dave Wyndorf also did the score for the movie.
  • Ice Cube's character Trey states at one point, "Fuck tha police," a reference to Cube's rap group, N.W.A's song of the same name.
  • In the first scene where Ford passes the two cars, his tailwind causes a road sign to spin, which reads, "Cars Suck."
  • Trey's chain necklace is made of a bicycle chain, not a motorcycle chain.
  • Kid Rock's song, "Forever" appears on the soundtrack to the film. Kid Rock stars in the similarly-themed 2003 movie, Biker Boyz.
  • A Kawasaki Ninja 250R is knocked over in the first scene that Luther (Max Beesley) appears in, probably poking fun at its entry-level status.
  • On the director's commentary track on the DVD bonus features, the director and cast frequently poke fun at the absurd nature of the movie.
  • Jesse James (uncredited) of Monster Garage fame makes a cameo ("Sign said...") when Ford first talks to Shane (~ 0:14:00).
  • At the end of the film, Ford states that he "lives his life one mile at a time", a direct reference to what Vin Diesel said at the end of the Fast and the Furious.
  • A few characters in the film wear shirts promoting certain heavy metal / punk bands. Ford wears a black The Ramones t-shirt, Luther wears a classic black Motörhead sleeveless shirt, and Val wears a white Metallica sleeveless shirt.
  • Push It from Static-X can be heard at the end of the movie.
  • The Indian version of Torque is called Dhoom (2004).

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