A drama about various people competing in an illegal cross-country road race.

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Tim Minear, Ben Queen
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kristin Lehman ...  Corinna Wiles 7 episodes, 2007
Emma Stone ...  Violet Trimble / ... 7 episodes, 2007
Rochelle Aytes ...  Leigh Barnthouse / ... 7 episodes, 2007
Taryn Manning ...  Ivy Chitty / ... 7 episodes, 2007
Melanie Lynskey ...  Wendy Patrakas 7 episodes, 2007
Nathan Fillion ...  Alex Tully 6 episodes, 2007
Mircea Monroe ...  Ellie Laird 6 episodes, 2007
Riley Smith ...  Rob Laird 6 episodes, 2007
Kevin Alejandro ...  Winston Salazar 6 episodes, 2007
JD Pardo ...  Sean Salazar 6 episodes, 2007
Dylan Baker ...  John Trimble 6 episodes, 2007
Brian Bloom ...  Allan James / ... 5 episodes, 2007
Charles Martin Smith ...  Mr. Bright 4 episodes, 2007
Cindy Williams ...  House Mother 3 episodes, 2007
Richard Brooks ...  Detective Ehrle 3 episodes, 2007
Michael Hyatt ...  Susan Chamblee 4 episodes, 2007
Amy Acker ...  Kathryn Tully 3 episodes, 2007
Tony Besson Tony Besson ...  Johnny Freely 3 episodes, 2007
Dariush Kashani ...  Dr. Roth 2 episodes, 2007
Patrick Fischler ...  Brad 2 episodes, 2007
Wayne Grace ...  Jimmy / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Ohmer ...  Highway Patrolman 2 episodes, 2007
Kevin Symons ...  Deacon / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Peggy Dunne ...  Female Officer / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Joseph Limbaugh ...  Another Officer / ... 2 episodes, 2007
K Callan ...  Ceal Cousins 2 episodes, 2007
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A drama about various people competing in an illegal cross-country road race.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Гонка See more »

Filming Locations:

Fontana, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Trivia

Both Charles Martin Smith and Cindy Williams appear in the series Drive (2007) and the car-based film American Graffiti (1973) See more »

Goofs

Alex Tulley's Landscaping Truck has a license plate is 327 FAR. His character is from Hastings, Nebraska in Adams County. With the exception of cars from Omaha and Lincoln, all Nebraska license plates start with the county number (Adams County being 14) followed by the rest. So it should be 14 - A### See more »

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Referenced in Need for Speed: The Run (2011) See more »

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Can't Stop the World
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Performed by Gavin Rossdale
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A premise with potential
15 April 2007 | by tghoneycSee all my reviews

This show looks to have a lot of potential going for it. A cross-country race involving a bunch of people you wouldn't expect to find in a situation like this. At the very least it offers Nathan Fillion a vehicle (no pun intended) to do what he does, and it reintroduces the world to the great Charles Martin Smith, who all but dropped off the face of the earth.

The story goes that a bunch of uber-wealthy players organized a cross-country road race during the beginning of the 20th century. People would be chosen at random to race. And ever since this race has been going on right under our noses.

This particular race involves an interesting mix. There's a landscaper from Nebraska whose wife has been kidnapped and the revenge-minded stow-away who ends up being his partner. There's the desperate young mother from Ohio who's looking to get away from an abusive husband. There's the dying astrophysicist and his oblivious daughter who drive out from California to the Florida Keys so he can live one last time. There's the two Latino half-brothers from different sides of the tracks bonding for the first time. There's the young married couple from Arkansas, one of whom is a reservist in the army on leave from Iraq. And there's the three sassy ladies from New Orleans. And apparently they are all in a certain situation that makes them perfect candidates.

The first two hours focused most of the time between the landscaper and the abused mother, with a peppering of brothers and father-daughter drama to spice it up.

The always good Dylan Baker and Melanie Lynsky are looking to do the best they can with their roles. I'm a little bit surprised to see Baker doing something as action-packed as this, which includes one scene where he leaves his competition in the dust. I fear his character won't be long for this show, since he has a terminal illness, and is only credited as a guest player.

Overall an intriguing concept, and one that was bond to get made at some point. Given some of the formulas that make TV shows hits, there's not much reason why this shouldn't get a little notice. I don't know if it's the sort of show that will be terribly missed should Fox do what it is famous for, and cancel it, but I wish it the best, if for no other reason than they decided to give Charles Martin Smith a steady role as the enigmatic Mr. Bright. Indeed, unless they're in a high-speed chase, his scenes stand out as some of the best.


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