Speed Racer parents guide

Speed Racer

Overall C+

All his life Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) has dreamed of competing in a cross-country rally. With the support of his parents (John Goodman and Susan Sarandon) and girlfriend (Christina Ricci), the young man hones his natural skills. But the hotshot driver soon discovers he will need more than his incredible talent and his Mach 5 vehicle to beat a power-hungry tycoon (Roger Allam) intent on profiting from the racing world by fixing the matches.

Release date May 8, 2008

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C+
Substance Use B-

Why is Speed Racer rated PG? The MPAA rated Speed Racer PG for sequences of action, some violence and language.

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Speed Racer
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Speed Racer rated PG? Speed Racer is rated PG by the MPAA for sequences of action, some violence and language.

From an early age, Speed Racer loves cars and struggles to keep his mind on his studies at school. On occasion, he is involved in schoolyard fights. However, the sport is not without it’s risks. Cars frequently crash, start on fire or explode. Drivers are forced over embankments or off cliffs. Some use illegal devices to disable their opponents’ cars. A young man drives aggressively when angry. Characters are shot, beaten, drugged, kicked in the groin and hit with a wrench. Others engage in hand-to-hand martial combat. A man has a gun held to his head. Cheating, bribery and threats are used. Women are shown in swimsuits and low cut dresses. Brief moments of mild sexual innuendo are included. A scene of surgery is shown along with some bloody injuries. Drinking and smoking take place at a party or in a gambling establishment. The script contains a scatological reference, some infrequent profanities and vulgarities.

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Speed Racer
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Violence.-----
Ontario PG Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Speed Racer is directed by and stars Emile Hirsch, John Goodman, Roger Allam, Christina Ricci..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Speed Racer movie is September 15, 2008. Here are some details…

Speed Racer zooms onto DVD in either Full Frame or Widescreen presentations. Included on the disc is a featurette exploring the cars and tracks used in the film, and showing how the competitions were created without using a single real vehicle!

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