Release Date:  January 16, 2004

Rating:  PG-13 (for violence, sexuality, language and drug references)

Genre:  Action/Crime/Drama

Director:  Joseph Kahn

Actors:  Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Adam Scott, Matt Schulze, Jaime Pressly and Jay Hernandez

Review:  With its first major motorcycle movie since "Easy Rider" in 1969, Hollywood invites us to take a ride on the wild side with Warner Brother’s latest film, "Torque."

When biker Cary Ford (Martin Henderson) finds himself in possession of several drug-filled motorcycles, he knows he’s in trouble. So he locks up the bikes, skips town and abandons his girlfriend Shane (Monet Mazur), leaving her to face the cops. Now Ford is home, and drug dealer Henry wants his stuff back. So he frames Ford for the death of Junior, younger brother of kingpin Trey (Ice Cube).

With a little help from his friends, Ford thinks he can prove his innocence, win Shane back and turn Henry into the authorities. He has to outrun two vengeful bike gangs and the law to do it, though.

Cool stunts on high-powered, gorgeous bikes – including a chase scene atop a moving train and a lead actor who is poised to become the next big thing in Hollywood – make this film a visual thrill.


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More than 70 bikes were used for the production. In addition to Triumphs, Hondas and Yamahas, the film features four choppers built by Jesse James, a custom motorcycle designer who makes a cameo in the film (as a customer in Shane’s shop). James’ bikes, which he sells to the likes of Kid Rock, Keanu Reaves and Shaquille O’Neal, took 18 months to build and cost up to $150,000 each.