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Still shot from the movie: Kart Racer.

Kart Racer

Still grieving over the death of his wife, Vic Davis (Randy Quaid), a mechanic and former champion Kart Racer, has shut out his son Watts (Will Rothhaar). In return, the neglected boy begins to get attention by becoming a troublemaker, until a caring law officer (Jennifer Wigmore) intervenes by suggesting the two fine-tune their relationship by working together to enter a kart racing competition. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 25 Sep 2003
Video Release: 10 May 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Vic and Watts’ mutual love for mechanics and kart racing allowed them to build their love for each other. What activities do parents and children share in your family? How can hobbies, sports, or other endeavors help to build a relationship?

Deputy Jenna West is portrayed as a caring police officer. How was Jenna still able to protect her community while at the same time improving Watts’ life? How does this character differ from police portrayals in other movies? How can negative stereotypes of authority figures influence our impressions of these people?

Want to know more about kart racing? Check the I.K.F. website:www.ikfkarting.com

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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