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ROAD
ROAD“Non-stop adrenaline-pumping action
  on the track as the story of the
  remarkable Dunlop road-racing
  dynasty unfolds: their achievements,
  their families and their tragedies;
  portraying the very human side of this
  exciting yet dangerous sport in the
  documentary ROAD
..
.”

TWO GENERATIONS OF A FAMILY LIVE AND BREATHE their beloved sport in the road-racing documentary Road, that follows their hopes, their dreams, their fears and their victories as they aim for the ultimate world championship.

Robert and Joey Dunlop are described as quiet men who come from a rural village in Northern Ireland. Passionate about motorbikes and road racing, the brothers ride to success as they risk everything to win.

With roots in the 1970s, road racing takes place on ordinary roads riding at up to 200 miles per hour! and the circuit can be a very dangerous place. Although the roads are closed down to ordinary traffic, the street furniture consists of immovable obstacles that line the route: telegraph poles, trees, hedges, fences and stone walls all unforgiving when hit by a human body.

A well-constructed
documentary,
ROAD looks at the road
racers and the circuits
and the highs and lows
of the sport —
a thrilling, fascinating
and entertaining
must-see
for race fans...”
Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives. Having claimed many lives over the years and continuing to do so, the sport attracts road racers who drive themselves hard; competing against each other and the road itself.

Robert and Joey were two of the most successful road racers ever and Robert's sons Michael and William are following in their father's footsteps with the same passion and today are themselves two of the world's best road racers.

Thrill to the stunning action sequences, enjoy candid race day scenes and compelling narrative from Liam Neeson. The Dunlop 'boys' Joey, Robert, Michael and William are all a joy to watch. That rare talent has been passed on to the next generation.

Joey Dunlop was the most successful TT rider of all time, taking the Isle of Man's challenging 37-mile circuit with the expert control and apparent nerves of steel of a champion. Although equally talented younger brother Robert survived a brush with death, both were sadly killed doing what they loved most and are now buried next to each other in their home town of Ballymoney in Northern Ireland.

Road is the story of the two sets of brothers, two generations of the same family addicted to road racing; getting high on the buzz and embracing the danger. United by its successes; and also united by tragedy.

A well-constructed documentary about the Dunlop Dynasty of road racers, ROAD looks at the racers and the circuits and the highs and lows of the sport a thrilling, fascinating and entertaining must-see for race fans. Follow racing heroes who have become legends and champions as the blistering story of the Dunlop Road-Racing dynasty unfolds.

The brilliantly-matched score adds to the film's enjoyment and is Composed by Mark Gordon and Richard Hill; Director of Photography is Mark Garrett; Written, Produced and Directed by Diarmuid Lavery and Michael Hewitt.

* Nothing to fear; Everything to lose: A heartbreaking and adrenaline-fuelled tale of a family who has dominated road racing for over thirty years, ROAD is released in the UK Digitally on 7 October and on DVD and Blu-ray on 13 October 2014 by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. Running Time: 100 Minutes (Film); 76 Minutes (Extras) | Catalogue Number: DVD KAL8382; Blu-ray KAL8383 | RRP: DVD 15.99; Blu-ray 17.99.

Road Races: The North West 200 | The Isle of Man TT | The Ulster Grand Prix | The Cookstown 100 Road Races | The Skerries Road Races | The Armoy Road Races | The Killalane Road Races | The Manx Grand Prix, Isle of Man.

Extras: Live Q&A Session with Michael and William Dunlop plus multiple TT winner and racing legend John McGuinness, hosted by the BBC's F1 Anchor Suzi Perry | Deleted Scenes | Thrill Ride On Board Footage from the Irish Road Racing Season.

"A well-constructed documentary about the Dunlop Dynasty of road racers, ROAD looks at the racers and the circuits and the highs and lows of the sport a thrilling, fascinating and entertaining must-see for race fans"
Maggie Woods