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.
Production Year: 1996
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