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BIKER BOYZ

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Biker Boyz

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
111 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/31/02
performer:
Laurence Fishburne, Brendan Fehr, Orlando Jones, Derek Luke
guest performer:
Kid Rock
director:
Reggie Rock Bythewood
author:
Reggie Rock Bythewood, Craig Fernandez, Michael Gougis
genre:
Drama, Sports

We gave it a B

A motorcycle re-spin of The Fast and the Furious that also happens to be a much better movie. Derek Luke, the intense young star of Antwone Fisher, sports a shaved head and a look of troubled sleekness to play the loyal and earnest Kid, who has lost his father in a freak racing accident. Kid forms his own club, the multiethnic Biker Boyz, and then spends the rest of the film trying to win a race with Smoke (Laurence Fishburne), a middle-aged speedster king who’s at once his rival and role model. The great Fishburne is a wizard at conjuring mystique, whether he’s staring down the upstart Kid or eating Kid Rock, as a scrungy fellow racer, for breakfast.