Speed Racer

Episode Info
Season 1
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 7:30pm
Study Guide: 

Beyond the Screen's debut episode features Speed Racer, the live-action, high-octane family adventure. Hurtling down the track, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive, and fearless. When Speed turns down a lucrative offer from Royalton Industries, the company's maniacal owner (Roger Allam) swears that Speed will never cross another finish line. To beat Royalton at his own game, Speed teams with his one-time rival - the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox) - to win the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible. Based on the classic animated series, the live-action Speed Racer also stars Christina Ricci, John Goodman, and Susan Sarandon.

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