• Publication date: December 30, 2009

Race the Sun

A bunch of high school misfits attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car.

  • Publication date: December 30, 2009

Race the Sun

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 1996

MBC Max:

June 3, 2012 14:55 (KSA) ~ June 3, 2012 13:55 (CLT)

A new science teacher at Kona Pali High School in Hawaii pushes a group of students widely considered to be losers by their peers to come up with an ambitious science project.

The students come up with the idea of building a solar-powered car to enter into a race being held locally.

With a combination of design vision, mechanical skills, knowledge of batteries, and lightweight drivers, the students design and build a solar-powered car they dub "Cockroach."

Their team manages to edge out a corporate sponsored team to win the local Big Island competition by correctly predicting cloudy weather based on the surfing experience of the student captain.


  • Halle Berry
  • Casey Affleck
  • Eliza Dushku
  • Kevin Tighe
  • Anthony Ruivivar
  • Steve Zahn

Directed by: Charles T. Kanganis

Rating: PG for mild language and a brief incident of teen drinking