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‘FASTER' rides into Hollywood with sell-out premiere

‘FASTER' rides into Hollywood with sell-out premiere

‘FASTER' rides into Hollywood with sell-out premiere

Kicking off an opening weekend that drew 2000 moviegoers, motorcycle fans packed the house at Hollywood's top movie palace, the ArcLight Cinemas, for the Los Angeles premiere of the MotoGP movie ‘FASTER' last Friday night.

On hand to celebrate the action-packed documentary about MotoGP were former 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz – who features prominently in the movie - and current AMA Superbike star Eric Bostrom.

Bostrom surprised onlookers when he rode his custom Von Dutch Ducati 999 right into the courtyard of the cinema, where he joined Schwantz and a pack of fans for photos and autograph-signing.

After the screening, Schwantz and Bostrom spoke about the movie and their careers, and answered questions from the audience, along with award-winning ‘FASTER' director Mark Neale.

Press reviews for the ‘FASTER', which has just been released in the US on DVD, were full of admiration. The Los Angeles Times praised ‘FASTER' for "tak[ing] viewers into the thrilling world of the MotoGP." Variety, the top entertainment business publication, described it as "Often thrilling, always compelling…[it] provides the kind of involving human element achieved by the best sports docus," and the LA Weekly called it "awesome."

The film, by Spark Productions in association with Dorna Sports SL and directed by Mark Neale, will be released internationally later this year. For more information see

MotoGP, 2004

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