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Brock: Over the Top movie preview released

16 Jun 2020 Motorsport

New Peter Brock biopic previewed

A new movie on the life and times of Australia's most famous racing driver Peter Brock has been previewed

Charismatic, complex and bloody fast in a racing car. Peter Brock transcended the sport of motor racing to become one of the most notable Australian cultural figures of the modern era.

Now, another film depicting Brock's tumultuous life and times is set for digital release next month.

Brock: Over the Top is a feature-length documentary that not only claims to chronicle the extraordinary life of Australia’s best-known racing car driver but purports to peel away the surface to reveal the profoundly human story behind the legend.

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The film is said to be a "a cinematic, thrilling yet intimately personal portrait of a life lived on the racing track and in the public eye," according to marketing literature.

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The movie, which will be released in a small number of cinemas before being offered online. uses archival material coupled with candid interviews with key characters in Peter Brock’s life, including foes like Allan Moffat and Dick Johnson, his 'apprentice' Craig Lowndes, his family - including his ex-wife Bev - and other motor racing notables.

The preview talks to the "rise and fall and rise and fall of Peter Brock," with images from his earliest days, his nine wins at Mt Panorama and the events surrounding Peter Brock's death in Western Australia in 2006.

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The movie was written and directed by Kriv Stenders (Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, Red Dog), and produced by Veronica Fury from Wild Bear Entertainment (Ella, Hating Peter Tatchell).

It's not the first movie of its kind - a two-part TV series simply called Brock was met with dismay and disdain by his family and fan base when it was released in 2016.

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But at 105min long, Brock: Over the Top should hold the interest of anyone even vaguely aware of the Peter Brock phenomenon. 

Brock is scheduled to go straight to digital on 3 July and theatrical release in select cinemas.

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