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Film: Torque

The Fast and the Furious... WITH MOTORCYCLES!

Torque is a 2004 action film directed by Joseph Kahn. Martin Henderson plays Badass Biker 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 (Ice Cube), 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 MST3K Mantra or drink a few beers or smoke some weed beforehand, however, you might enjoy it.

This video should tell you everything you need to know about it.

This film provides examples of:

  • Biker Babe: Or this?
  • The Cameo: When Shane and Ford argue in her shop, she angrily tells another customer they're closed. The other customer is Jesse James from Monster Garage.
  • Captain Ersatz: "Man, Tom Cruise sure did look badass doing those motorcycle stunts in that Mission: Impossible 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."

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alternative title(s): Torque
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