Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents DIRT, starring Kevin Dillon and featuring Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series stars Carl Renezeder, Kyle LeDuc and Rob MacCachren
Motorsports has been movie fodder from the beginning, with good results and bad. But untouched so far has been short-course off-road racing. That changes with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release of DIRT, which centers its story on the world of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, on March 6 for digital distribution and March 20 for DVD. With much of the action footage captured during actual races and appearances by the series’ star drivers, the movie has great potential to accurately capture the flavor of the sport.
The story revolves around former off-road truck driver Rick Radden and the second chance he gives teenage carjacker Dez Truss. Caught boosting cars for an auto-theft ring, 17-year old Truss is given one last opportunity to turn his life around. When he is introduced to former off road driver-turned-team-owner Rick Radden, neither suspects that this is the change both so desperately need. In exchange for a roof over his head, Dez is offered the chance to use the skills he developed in the streets as part of the pit crew for Rick’s team. Faced with an underperforming and apathetic driver, Rick finds himself in search of a lifeline for his struggling off-road racing team. In an unexpected turn of events, he looks to Dez to take the lead and become the new face of Team Radden. But, does Dez have what it takes to end the team’s losing streak? Will his life of crime catch up with him as he looks to turn over a new leaf?
DIRT features “Entourage” alum Kevin Dillon as Rick Radden opposite breakout star DeRon Horton (“Dear White People,” “Lethal Weapon”) as Dez Truss. The cast also includes Christina Moore (“Claws,” “Jessie,” “That 70’s Show”) Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (“The Chi,” “Treme,” “Heroes,” “Bosch”) Devan Long (“S.W.A.T.,” “Training Day”), Matthew Glave (“Feud,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) and Dominic Devore (“Small Arms,” “The Release”).
This adrenaline-fueled, coming-of-age story takes you into the world of short-course off-road racing, with much of the footage captured during Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series events and featuring familiar faces such as Carl Renezeder, Rob MacCachran, Eric Barron, Myan Spaccarelli, Kyle LeDuc and Doug Fortin. Renezeder, who just retired from the sport after nine championships, is especially featured.
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to take viewers into the world of off road truck racing to share an action-packed journey with a message that transcends the sport,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing.
DIRT is a FORREST FILMS / ESX ENTERTAINMENT co-production. Forrest Lucas, executive producer, and Ali Afshar and Christina Moore, producers, present this sports drama directed by Alex Ranarivelo. DIRT is penned by John Ducey with Alex Ranarivelo.
DIRT will be available on March 6 to viewers for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting March 20, 2018, DIRT will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.