Speedway Junky
Speedway Junky (2002)

In this gritty drama executive-produced by Gus Van Sant, a teenaged would-be stock-car driver gets more than he bargained for when he makes a pit stop in Las Vegas to earn a little cash. Almost as soon as he arrives in the city, high-school… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 11, 2002
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

It's exploitation at its most listless and uninspired.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Goes completely off track, falling apart in a welter of absurd twists, sentimental drivel and phony uplift.

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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

Hard to watch -- not because of its unflinching realism, but rather for its mawkish reliance on every boy hooker flick from Midnight Cowboy to Johns.

Dave White

It's My Own Private Idaho! Well, minus the story, the style and the smart script.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A potent mixture of sentiment and grit, and it showcases the talents of its young principals.

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David Ehrenstein
New Times

The film belongs to Jordan Brower, whose every appearance breaks one's heart, and makes some otherwise familiar material come alive.

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