Race the Sun | 1996

Drama, Comedy
The call themselves "lolo"--lowly locals in Hawaiian slang--and they've already learned a hard lesson: all they should look forward to in life is mediocrity and failure. These low-income, multi-ethnic teenagers don't ...more

Cast

... Frank Machi

Actor

... Sandra Beecher

Actor

... Commissioner Hawkes

Actor

... Daniel Webster

Actor

... Cindy Johnson

Actor

... Jack Fryman

Actor

... Eduardo Braz

Actor

... Gilbert Tutu

Actor

... Marco Quito

Actor

... Uni Kakamura

Actor

... Oni Nagano

Actor

... Luana Kanahele

Actor

Company

Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia

Production Company

Cinema Research Corporation

Production Company

D Rez Hollywood

Production Company

Government of New South Wales

Production Company

Production Company

Morrow/Heus Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

The call themselves "lolo"--lowly locals in Hawaiian slang--and they've already learned a hard lesson: all they should look forward to in life is mediocrity and failure. These low-income, multi-ethnic teenagers don't expect anything from themselves, because nobody else does, until the day the new science teacher arrives at Kona Pali High. For some reason, Sandra Beecher is different from their other teachers--she actually thinks they can, and should, learn something in school. With her encouragement, a handful of her least-likely students tackle a science project that would challenge even the best and the brightest: they decide to build and race a very special car. Powered by the sun--and by the newfound pride that burns in the Kona Pali High students' hearts--the fragile vehicle will take them all the way across the Australian continent on a journey of wonder and self-discovery.

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