Need for Speed (2014)

Need for Speed Synopsis

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960's and 70's, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes -- one which begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, "Need for Speed" captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.

The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle-cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey's shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west.

Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge -- but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon—the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. “Need for Speed” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures, produced by John Gatins, Pat O’Brien and Mark Sourian and directed by Scott Waugh. The screen story is by John Gatins and George Gatins and the screenplay is by George Gatins and John Gatins, based on the video game series created by Electronic Arts. The film releases in U.S. theaters on March 14, 2014.

Latest 'Need for Speed' News

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Need for Speed 2 Moves Forward as Chinese Co-Production

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Need for Speed Cast Interviews with Aaron Paul | EXCLUSIVE

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Need for Speed: 8 New Character Posters

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Need for Speed Police Chase Featurette

Need for Speed Police Chase Featurette

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Need for Speed: Watch 3 New Clips

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Need for Speed Advance Screenings Announced

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Need for Speed Cast Featurette

Need for Speed Cast Featurette

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Need for Speed Gets a Last Minute 3D Conversion

Need for Speed Gets a Last Minute 3D Conversion

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Need for Speed Super Bowl Commercial

Need for Speed Super Bowl Commercial

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Need for Speed Will Debut New TV Spot During the Super Bowl

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Need for Speed: Edit Bay Visit Part 2 with Aaron Paul

Need for Speed: Edit Bay Visit Part 2 with Aaron Paul

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Need for Speed Driving School with Dominic Cooper Featurette

Need for Speed Driving School with Dominic Cooper Featurette

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Need for Speed Camera Cars Featurette

Need for Speed Camera Cars Featurette

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Need for Speed Super Car Showcase Featurette

Need for Speed Super Car Showcase Featurette

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Need for Speed International and British Quad Posters

Need for Speed International and British Quad Posters

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Need for Speed Featurette 'Muscle Car Foundry'

Need for Speed Featurette 'Muscle Car Foundry'

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Need for Speed Featurette 'Intro'

Need for Speed Featurette 'Intro'

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Need for Speed Featurette 'Driving School with Aaron Paul'

Need for Speed Featurette 'Driving School with Aaron Paul'

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