I’m tired of racing movies were cars are able to do things that defy physics maybe because I miserably failed physics in school. It was pleasant to watch “200 M.P.H.” because it was realistic and no outrageous races where a car jumps fruit stands, bridges, oceans, flies to the moon, and so forth.
The movie was about two brothers who street race. One brother Rick (Jaz Martin) plans on going to college while the other brother Tommy (Tommy Nash) is a good guy and soon to be dead guy and their mom Debbie (Janet Tracy Keijser) is a….believe it or not……an exotic dancer. We find out early that Debbie works at the gentlemen’s club therefor we know there will be scenes that take place there and we have that to look forward too. It’s a good movie, so don’t skip ahead to exactly twenty four minutes in to the first of many scenes in the club. It’s then we find out that Claudia (AnnaMaria Demara) who is Rick’s ex works there. AnnaMaria had the most complex acting in this film and did a amazing job.
When Tommy is racing the drug dealer Kayce (Darren Anthony Thomas) for big cash he crashes and you really hope he’s okay, but no the next scene is at a funeral. Not much of a spoiler because we know that already from the story line. Rick is determined to get revenge by beating Kayce in a race and while they prepare for the race they keep getting sidetracked by Kayce, the corrupted cop Officer Flynn (Paul Logan) and the car itself breaking down.
“200 M.P.H.” is a fun, down to earth, entertaining movie, so I recommend it.
A few things to watch for:
- The montage of: Gentlemen’s club, working on car, gentlemen’s club, working on car, gentlemen’s club, working on car, and so on.
- Lou “I can’t have an exotic dancer on stage that’s mourning”.
- Paul Logan calling Rick a “bitch”.
- The doctors won’t give any information on the condition of Claudia after an accident. The mother brings over a doctor and she introduces him as Steven from the club instead of Doctor Steven.
I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for an eighties era street racing movie right up my alley. Enemies at a popular cruising spot get competitive for the Tawny Kitaen look alike. Bleach is thrown onto the streets, the guys put on their Zoobas, hypercolor t-shirts and put their lucky combs in their back pocket to race their muscle cars for the girl.
Sorry Paul Logan you’ll need a mustache and mirrored sunglasses to be the cop in this movie.