BIKER BOYZ

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Release Date: January 31, 2003

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Derek
Luke, Orlando Jones, Djimon
Hounsou, Lisa Bonet, Brendan
Fehr, Larenz Tate, Kid Rock,
and Eriq La Salle

Genre: Action Adventure/Drama

Audience: Teenagers and adults REVIEWER:
Samuel Scott with Lisa
Rice BIKER BOYZ is about a man
and a boy who love racing
motorcycles. The man is Manuel
Galloway (Laurence Fishburne),
also known as "The King of
Cali" and the president of a
motorcycle club. The club
consists solely of
African-American men, mostly
white-collar workers, who
exchange their suits and ties
at nights and on weekends for
leathers and helmets. At an
annual drag-racing event in
Fresno, Manuel is intent upon
retaining his championship
title, but a young lad has
shown up to try and steal away
the victory. The boy thinks
his father has died, and his
mother is very unhappy about
the decision to race
motorcycles. She continually
warns her son that "bikers are
just organ donors," because
they get killed so often in
biking accidents. The boy goes
anyway, having formed a bike
gang of his own, and meets
Manuel, though he doesn't like
him because Manuel keeps
telling him what to do.
Finally, the mother shows up
and reveals that the man and
the boy are actually father
and son. She confesses that
she'd had an illicit
relationship with Manual years
earlier and had borne her son
out of wedlock. The father-son
relationship slowly begins to
change, and Manual ends up
defending his son when another
biker gang member pulls a gun
on his boy. At the big race at
the end of the movie, the
stakes are high. Manuel comes
face to face with his own
heart and the place that
winning holds in relation to
the people in his life. BIKER
BOYZ is a popcorn movie. It
talks about danger and the
importance of safety, but the
movie gives audiences stunts,
wheelies and the excitement of
the motorbike races. The theme
of the movie, regrettably, is
pagan, full of lying, broken
families and misplaced values,
interests and attitudes. The
characters expend their money
and time on racing
motorcycles, playing pool and
drinking alcohol. Please
address your comments
to: David Geffen, Jeffrey
Katzenberg & Steven
Spielberg DreamWorks SKG 1000
Flower Street Glendale, CA
91201 Phone: (818) 695-5000

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 90 minutes

Distributor: DreamWorks

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood

Executive Producer: Don Kurt

Producer: Stephanie Allain, Gina
Pince-Blythewood and Erwin
Stoff

Writer: Craig Fernandez and Reggie
Rock Bythewood BASED ON AN
ARTICLE BY: Michael Gougis

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Content:

(PaPa, Ro, LL, VV, S, AA, D, M) Pagan worldview with everyone living for motorcycles and pool halls and decisions made from the emotion of the moment include much lying; moderately foul language with about 18 mild or strong obscenities; violence includes a fist fight and a knife fight; allusions to and talk of sex, but nothing explicit; no nudity but female cleavage; several depictions of alcohol and smoking; and, lying, cheating, gang life, and poor family role models.

GENRE: Action Adventure/Drama

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Summary:

BIKER BOYZ stars Laurence Fishburne as Manuel Galloway, the leader of a black motorcycle gang whose racing title is threatened by the boy he doesn't realize is his son. Plenty of loud and dangerous motorcycle stunts don't make up for the movie's pagan tone where everyone lives only for racing and drinking.

Review:

BIKER BOYZ is about a man and a boy who love racing motorcycles. The man is Manuel Galloway (Laurence Fishburne), also known as "The King of Cali" and the president of a motorcycle club. The club consists solely of African-American men, mostly white-collar workers, who exchange their suits and ties at nights and on weekends for leathers and helmets.

At an annual drag-racing event in Fresno, Manuel is intent upon retaining his championship title, but a young lad has shown up to try and steal away the victory. The boy thinks his father has died, and his mother is very unhappy about the decision to race motorcycles. She continually warns her son that "bikers are just organ donors," because they get killed so often in biking accidents.

The boy goes anyway, having formed a bike gang of his own, and meets Manuel, though he doesn't like him because Manuel keeps telling him what to do. Finally, the mother shows up and reveals that the man and the boy are actually father and son. She confesses that she'd had an illicit relationship with Manual years earlier and had borne her son out of wedlock.

The father-son relationship slowly begins to change, and Manual ends up defending his son when another biker gang member pulls a gun on his boy. At the big race at the end of the movie, the stakes are high. Manuel comes face to face with his own heart and the place that winning holds in relation to the people in his life.

BIKER BOYZ is a popcorn movie. It talks about danger and the importance of safety, but the movie gives audiences stunts, wheelies and the excitement of the motorbike races. The theme of the movie, regrettably, is pagan, full of lying, broken families and misplaced values, interests and attitudes. The characters expend their money and time on racing motorcycles, playing pool and drinking alcohol.

Please address your comments to:

David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg & Steven Spielberg

DreamWorks SKG

1000 Flower Street

Glendale, CA 91201

Phone: (818) 695-5000

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