"Speed Racer"

<b>Film:</b> "Speed Racer" (May 9)<br>
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<B>Hero:</b> Speed, himself<br>
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<b>Powers:</b>  Drives a superfast car (the Mach 5) like Jeff Gordon on Red Bull with extra guarana.  Occasionally talks to monkeys.<br>
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<b>Movie:</b>  "Speed Racer" has been a cartoon favorite and cultural icon for years.  In what was one the earliest anime offerings, Speed was always in a race, in danger from some diabolical driver or agency -- but he's been out of the spotlight for a while.  Fresh off  "Into the Wild," Emile Hirsch takes the driver's seat, and early looks at the car show a souped-up racer ready to hit the screens.
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Film: "Speed Racer" (May 9)

Hero: Speed, himself

Powers: Drives a superfast car (the Mach 5) like Jeff Gordon on Red Bull with extra guarana. Occasionally talks to monkeys.

Movie: "Speed Racer" has been a cartoon favorite and cultural icon for years. In what was one the earliest anime offerings, Speed was always in a race, in danger from some diabolical driver or agency -- but he's been out of the spotlight for a while. Fresh off "Into the Wild," Emile Hirsch takes the driver's seat, and early looks at the car show a souped-up racer ready to hit the screens.

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