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#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.4/10 (65,693 voted)

Critic's Score: 66/100

Director: Adam McKay

Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby is a national hero because of his "win at all costs" approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo -- "Shake" and "Bake" by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges "Shake" and "Bake" for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

Gary Cole - Reese Bobby
Will Ferrell - Ricky Bobby
Jane Lynch - Lucy Bobby
Jake Johnson - 5-Year-Old Ricky
Jason Davis - Waffle House Manager
Lorrie Bess Crumley - School Teacher
Luke Bigham - 10-Year-Old Ricky
Austin Crim - 10-Year-Old Cal (as Austin Crimm)
Michael Clarke Duncan - Lucius Washington
John C. Reilly - Cal Naughton Jr.
Adam McKay - Terry Cheveaux
David Koechner - Hershell
Ian Roberts - Kyle
Jack McBrayer - Glenn
John D. King - ESPN Reporter

Taglines: No Brakes. No Brains.


Official Website: Sony Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 4 August 2006

Filming Locations: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Speedway Parkway, Concord, North Carolina, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $73,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $47,042,215 (USA) (6 August 2006) (3803 Screens)

Gross: $148,213,377 (USA) (15 October 2006)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)  | Argentina:

Did You Know?

The audio commentary on the DVD version is just one long improvisation of largely false and silly observations.

Continuity: When Ricky is talking to Cal Naughton, Jr on the phone, a pillow behind him disappears then reappears in different positions several times during the conversation.

[first lines]
Reese Bobby: [Reese is speeding] Guess how fast were going now.
Lucy Bobby: [screams] I don't care, I'm having a baby!
Reese Bobby: Hundred and five miles an hour, you believe that?

User Review

Pure Funny!

Rating: 9/10

I was lucky enough to be at a premiere in Chicago for this movie and it was pure fun entertainment. I am not a nascar fan and I love this movie. First off let me say that most of the scenes that they show in the previews are not in the movie, or are at least altered from the trailer version. The characters are extremely funny. John C. Reily and Will Farrell make a perfect red-neck match in this comedy. They play off each other and you can tell that they must have had a blast making this movie. The scene where they are saying grace around the table will, in my opinion, go down as one of the funniest scenes ever. I rank this movie right up there with other will Farrell greats like Old School, Wedding Crashers and Anchorman. So, whether you are a will Farrell fan or not, if you just enjoy fun movies that will have you laughing out loud from start to finish, than you should definitely go check this movie out when it comes out. I will be the guy in the front of the line waiting to get my ticket to see this movie again. A+