Director: Russell Mulcahy Cast: Barry Pepper, Elizabeth Mitchell, J.K. Simmons
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Barry Pepper stars as stock-car racing legend Dale Earnhardt in this made-for-cable drama. Dale was raised by Ralph Earnhardt (J.K. Simmons), a proud man who worked at a mill to feed and clothe his family but found true satisfaction rebuilding jalopies in his garage and racing them at local events on the weekends. Ralph was a minor legend in Southern stock-car racing, and when Dale dropped out of high school to follow his own passion for racing, he started out in his father's shadow -- and with no illusions about the odds stacked against him. But after more than a decade of struggle, Dale finally began to break into the big leagues in the late '70s, and in time he became the biggest money maker in NASCAR history, tying with the great Richard Petty as the winner of the Winston Cup trophies. But the lessons Dale learned from his father took on a deeper meaning when his own teenage son, Dale Jr. (Chad McCumbee), also decided to take up racing at the age of 16 -- and Dale tried to keep his hot-headed son away from the track. Named for Earnhardt's racing number, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story debuted on the ESPN cable network on December 11, 2004, and was released on home video shortly afterward.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2004
UPC: 0796019795197
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Team Marketing
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

An exclusive interview with Dale Earnhardt ; An inside look at the legend; Spectacular racing footage from Dale's best races on ESPN; The Making of "3" featurette; Documentary on the life & legacy of Dale Earnhardt ; And much more!; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.78:1); French and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barry Pepper Dale Earnhardt
Elizabeth Mitchell Teresa Earnhardt
J.K. Simmons Ralph Earnhardt
Chad McCumbee Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Ron Prather Richard Childress
Nick Searcy Jake Elder
Greg Thompson Darrell Waltrip
Andrea Powell Martha Earnhardt
David Sherrill Humpy Wheeler
Dylan Smith Young Dale
Dave Hager J.D. Stacey
Sallie Hedrick Richard Petty's Blonde
Mike Flippo T. Wayne Robertson
Traci Dinwiddie Connie the Model
Joe Inscoe Darlington Track Preacher
Jonathan Parks Jordan Reporter
James Martin Junior Johnson
Marshall McGee Little Kelly
Teresa Delgado Kelly Earnhardt
Corri English Darryl
Jacob Conger Little Dale Jr.
Lori Beth Edgeman Latane Brown
Frank Glidden Kerry Kay
Brandi Ryans Brenda Gee
Kevin Stillwell Rod Osterland
Matthew Laurance Richmond Track TV Reporter

Technical Credits
Russell Mulcahy Director
Orly Adelson Executive Producer
Michael Baugh Production Designer
James Chressanthis Cinematographer
Robert Eisele Screenwriter
Louis Febre Score Composer
Lynn Raynor Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story: Feature Movie
1. Opening/1961 [6:24]
2. 1967 [4:02]
3. Ralph Earnhardt's Son [13:54]
4. Two Families [6:59]
5. One Shot [11:47]
6. Lessons [6:56]
7. The Winning Team [11:10]
8. Kerry [8:28]
9. Neil Bonnett [7:03]
10. Daytona 500 - 1998 [:00]
11. Dale and Dale [5:05]
12. The Last Daytona/End Credits [3:57]

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched it 2 times. So far. I really enjoyed it. Chad McCumber was absolutely just like Dale Jr. He lookded like him, reacted like him, talked like him, and his expressions were like those of Dale Jr's. Barry Pepper was good, but not as realistic as Chad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have watched the movie '3' several times. Being a big fan of the Man in Black and a collector, I found the movie to be quite good. Barry Pepper did Dale justice. The movie was have had some inaccurate information, but it was an a-ok movie. No one should be too upset over the movie because, as we all know, you can't duplicate the best driver in NASCAR history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barry Pepper did a outstanding job as Dale Earnhardt!Chad played DaleJr.to a T I've already seen this movie over 7 times since it aired Dec.11,Great job to everyone in the movie!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'3' is a very emotional movie about a great racedriver. Barry did a good job of portraying the Intimidator's human side as well as the public side. Chad looked so much like Jr. and the lady playing Theresa could almost be her double. The last scene brings it all together.
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