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''TheFastAndTheFurious''... [[RecycledInSpace WITH MOTORCYCLES!]]

'''''Torque''''' is a 2004 action film directed by Joseph Kahn. Martin Henderson plays BadassBiker Cary Ford. 6 months prior to the events of the film, Henry James (Matt Schulze), the leader of a biker gang called the Hellions requested he look after some bikes. When trying to move them, however, Ford found crystal meth in the fuel tanks. Ford hid the bikes and fled to Thailand, where has has been for six months, leading the police to believe he is a drug dealer and Henry to believe he stole his bikes. Now Ford's returned to the states to reconcile with his girlfriend Shane (Monet Mazur). Henry's still pissed, so he frames Ford for the murder of the younger brother of Trey (IceCube), the leader of a rival biker gang called the Reapers. Motorcycles chases ensue...

Do not watch this movie if you know absolutely anything about motorcycles or if you expect stunts, action and plot developments anywhere near the realm of physical plausibility. If you remember your MST3KMantra or drink a few beers or smoke some weed beforehand, however, [[SoBadItsGood you might enjoy it]].

[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPWoz7WTmjU This video]] should tell you everything you need to know about it.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: And how!
* YouFailPhysicsForever: Here's a tip: whenever the camera goes into VertigoEffect or otherwise replaces the background with CGI, assume that all laws of physics (other than some residual gravity effects) have taken a cigarette break.
* BadassBiker: [[SarcasmMode Who would have thought that this movie would bear this trope?]]
%%* BallroomBlitz
* BikerBabe: [[SarcasmMode Or this?]]
* TheCameo: When Shane and Ford argue in her shop, she angrily tells another customer they're closed. The other customer is Jesse James from ''MonsterGarage''.
* CaptainErsatz: "Man, Tom Cruise sure did look badass doing those motorcycle stunts in that ''MissionImpossible'' movie. Martin Henderson looks sort of like a scruffy Tom Cruise, let's cast him and do a lot of the same sort of {{Badass}} Shots that Cruise did in MI."
%%* CarCushion
%%* ChaseScene
%%* CoolBike
* DesignatedGirlFight: Three guesses as to whether Shane and Henry's black leather-clad girlfriend engage in a [[{{Narm}} uproariously]] unrealistic [[CarFu duel]] '''[[CarFu with]]''' [[CarFu their bikes]].
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Every Motorbike Is ''[[UpToEleven Filled With Dynamite!]]''
%%* GroinAttack
* [[GuiltyPleasures Guilty Pleasure]]
* JiveTurkey: Ice Cube is in this movie, and he's the leader of an African American biker gang.
* JustTrainWrong: The entire train scene. See the trope page for details.
* KarmicDeath: Luther is hung with a chain- the same method he used to kill Junior, Trey even Lampshades this by saying "Ain't that ironic"?
* MadeOfIron: [[SarcasmMode Coming off a Y2K at 400+ km/h with no helmet and surviving with NO injuries? What's unrealistic about that?]]
%%* NitroBoost
* ProductPlacement: Check out the Pepsi and Mountain Dew signs during the DesignatedGirlFight.
* RacingTheTrain: Happens when the {{chase scene}} between Trey and Ford is taken from top of a train to the front of it.
%%* RailroadTracksOfDoom
%%* {{Ramprovisation}}
* RecycledInSpace: See above.
%%* RuleOfCool
* RuleOfFun: The most likely justification for the overwhelming unrealisticity.
* ShoutOut / TakeThat: At one point ''The Fast and the Furious'' is directly referenced/insulted. Ford borrows VinDiesel's line, "I live my life a quarter-mile at a time." To which Shane replies, "That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard."
** At one point you can also see [[{{Film/Duel}} a red Valiant drive by and then a large filthy tanker truck drives a biker off the road]].
* StealthParody: According to [[http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/08/the-filmcast-after-dark-ep-98-the-making-of-torque-and-the-imagery-of-kick-ass-guest-joseph-kahn-director-of-torque/ Joseph Kahn himself]] and to recent interviews with Adam Scott (who plays an FBI agent), the movie was mostly intentional in its ridiculousness. Kahn assumes 75% of the movie he wanted to make was in the final effort and that the lack of physics and the general over-the-top nature was entirely intended.
** [[SarcasmMode It's sure convenient that this was meant as a parody]], seeing as otherwise it would just be a really obvious mockbuster of ''Fast and Furious'' with borderline racist characters. Just like how convenient it was that ''SpaceMutiny'' was [[ParodyRetcon also a parody]], or otherwise it would have been just an extremely bad movie. Yep. Dodged that bullet.
*** There are exactly two points where any form of parody is made obvious: The opening has Ford disturbing a sign that ends up reading "CARS SUCK" and the moment mentioned in ShoutOut above.
* VaporTrail: Probably one of the most ridiculous examples ever shown in film. The fire can chase down a bike said to have a top-speed of 200 mph.
* WomanInBlack: China. Played straight... or parodied?
* WrenchWench: Shane.
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