What Is the Movie "Supercross" About?


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"Supercross" is a 2005 film about two brothers who are trying to overcome the emotional toll of their father's suspicious death by becoming world supercross champions. "Supercross" is directed by Steve Boyum, and the movie stars Steve Howey, Mike Vogel, Sophia Bush, Cameron Richardson and Channing Tatum. "Supercross" touches on themes of sibling relationships, rags to riches, rooting for the underdog, and using success as the best form of revenge.

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In "Supercross," K.C. and Trip Carlyle are two brothers who compete at racing dirt bikes and motorcycles on artificial dirt tracks. K.C. is the better racer, however, and is offered a lucrative deal racing for a professional supercross team, while Trip is not talented enough to get such an offer. K.C. leaves Trip behind to accept the offer.

After K.C. leaves, Trip suffers a serious injury that leaves him disabled. Only then does K.C. return to resolve his differences with Trip. As Trip recovers, he coaches K.C. in his pursuit of a supercross championship. Working together, the brothers eventually achieve their goal, and K.C. wins the championship.

"Supercross" was released by 20th Century Fox on August 17, 2005. The film earned a PG-13 rating by the MPAA due to adult situations, profanity and sexual situations.

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