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Rapid Response

Rapid Response is a movie starring Stephen Olvey, Terry Trammell, and Mario Andretti. In 1966 Medical student and racing fan Stephen Olvey gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is asked to volunteer at the Indianapolis 500 on...

Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Roger Hinze, Michael William Miles
Terry Trammell, Bobby Unser, Mario Andretti, Stephen Olvey
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In 1966 Medical student and racing fan Stephen Olvey gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is asked to volunteer at the Indianapolis 500 on their medical team. What started as fun insider view of a sport he loved quickly devolves before his eyes as he sees the level of medical support given to the drivers, whom he has befriended, is terrifyingly non-existent. After feeling helpless at the scene of what turns out to be a fatal accident. Dr. Olvey sets off on a mission to build a team to apply science to transform motorsports from the most fatal form of sport to one of the safest. Over the next 30 years they succeed and the science that they develop influences modern trauma medicine and the passenger cars we drive today. This is the story of the most fatal era in Motorsports and the Indy 500 doctors who pioneered safety and helped the drivers to cheat death.

Comments about documentary «Rapid Response» (14)

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Gary Wong

I can say from the first time I watched this movie, it changed my outlook on how the world of the media works and how the people that make the movie are manipulating the public. I was only a child and still don't know everything but what I do know is, for anyone that saw the movie and enjoyed it, it's good to have some sort of message to hold onto. If you watch it with an open mind and see it for what it is, you'll enjoy it a lot more. This movie has opened my eyes, and if you like documentaries, this is one to watch. You may not agree with everything they say but they don't shy away from their opinions. They are not ashamed of it. The main thing I am going to say is, this movie is not for everyone, so I have to warn everyone: You won't like this movie. I like the fact that they never say what everyone is thinking, only what they think, and you can't help but wonder what they think.

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Adam Fisher

I'm a very big fan of some films like Straw Dogs, Precious and Surrogates. These films are what made me realize that there are hundreds of great cinema works out there that I must watch! When I first heard that this movie was on DVD, I thought it was a joke and I was surprised to discover the wonderful thing about it. Every film is special in its own way and this is one of those. I'm hoping that more people will like this movie because it's wonderful, but it's also a movie that anyone can enjoy. If you think that movies can't be this good, I encourage you to watch this film. Its a masterpiece.

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Charles B.

Please be careful with the title for this excellent documentary. It is not a "how to." If you read the other comments you will find many different kinds of attacks and try to avoid them all. But these are not the "how to" just the case of the pilot and his co-pilot and how they managed to communicate with a co-pilot who was in an airplane with the World Trade Center. You can do so much more than a "how to" with this film. How about the 2001 horrific events in Madrid? In the second part of this film we see how many people who were involved in the Spanish air traffic control system at that time. After the event we hear some news clips of the officers at that time, their commanders, the prime minister. Almost all of these people are well documented, and some of them did the best job they could do. We are not talking about volunteer experts, we are talking about men and women who have chosen to take on the role and they are very capable of doing it. A good example is Jorge Piñera, who was also a pilot who was flying from Madrid to Barcelona. He was piloting two aircrafts in that flight and was not involved in anything, except to guide his passengers. He is also a former pilot who was involved in trying to save a little girl at that time and who he later learned about what happened. The interviews with him are very interesting, as is the one with Hector Prado, who also managed to communicate with his co-pilot and others who were at the airport. The film is mainly about the reaction and actions of the Madrid Air Traffic Control (ATC) personnel when the plane was hijacked by terrorists. The hijacking was preceded by the sudden death of the president of Spain. It took a little while to understand the situation, but eventually the plane was hijacked, it was hijacked by several people from different countries, it was hijacked by five guys, one of them is a pilot who had to say goodbyes to his wife. It took a while to be sure that the situation was being solved, but eventually it was solved and all the passengers, all the terrorists were put on the plane. It is a very important film, very worthwhile for everyone interested in the events at Madrid in 2001. It is not a documentary but a very professional work with lots of good interviews. And if you have not seen it you should buy the DVD.

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Joshua Hoffman

If you enjoyed the original Rainbow Six, you will love this movie. The fight scenes are out of this world. The music is the greatest thing i've heard since Terminator 2. The humor is soooooo realistic. This movie makes me feel soo bad for the (few) officers who didn't survive. There is a lot of things that are unexpected, but oh my god, the ending is fantastic! It is like when one of the Idris Elba movies end, and you are like "what was that?!" It's just amazing! Also, the whole story is going on so slow. There's so much to see! The character development is great, the humor is awesome, the plot is interesting. I think this movie is going to be really popular.

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Amber Reed

I saw this film at a screening in Columbus, Ohio, on October 18, 2013, with a packed house. At the end of the screening, I was asked what I thought of it. To my surprise, my answer was absolutely astonishing. First, it was more than an action film. It had depth and meaning. For example, a lot of people in the audience seemed to be passionate about the plot, and at times they even went to the length of tears. In terms of the film's style, it was extremely different from what we are used to. I've never seen such an intimate, silent, expressionless film in my entire life. There was a lot of symbolism. The idea that women had to have a second or third child before they were to become mothers was described in a scene where two women had a discussion about what was the cause of the mortality of the mother. Also, the film seemed to have a modern feel to it, yet it was very timeless. I was very moved by it. The director, I believe, did an outstanding job of making me feel that he was seeing and experiencing things I would never see on the screen, even if I was in the theater. The film was worth every minute of the ticket price. Not only was the movie great, but the audience shared it with each other. No one walked out of the theater of their own accord. I really can't say enough good things about the movie, and I would recommend this film to anyone. Anyone who is or is considering a family, but who has no desire to have children, should definitely see this movie. Anyone who has seen it should leave with a sense of peace, pride and fulfillment. Thank you, Paul, for having this type of message of hope and accomplishment for us all.

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Olivia G.

One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. I had the great pleasure of seeing it at an invited screening at the New York Film Festival, and I can't wait to see it again when it's available on VOD. As someone who lives in Canada, I was surprised at the quality of this film, and it's hard to believe that this film is under five years old. I was skeptical before watching it at the screening I attended, but I'm very glad I finally saw it. The film is structured in two parts. One is a narrative that traces the origins of the national crisis. It's very funny and engaging, and I'm glad I saw it. The other part is a "choreography" of the thousands of search-and-rescue efforts conducted in various parts of the country. It's so fascinating and surprising to see the video footage of the search-and-rescue operations, and the amazing stories told about the search teams themselves. This is a must-see for anyone interested in world events and international politics. It's filled with a lot of info about international relations, politics, technology, and military matters, and it's not afraid to expose both sides of the argument. I highly recommend this film to anyone who's curious about world events, or anyone who has an interest in high-minded international relations. This is an excellent example of how to make an enjoyable and entertaining movie.

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This is a must-see documentary. Everything is underlined. It is also not like the usual stories which are about a million and a half dollars. As it is about an expert from the National Academy of Science, and they talk about the different systems we use every day to protect the environment and our health. It is a true story, and you can see how "how it was". I believe it is a must-see documentary.

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Teresa Guzman

A true American story told by people of faith. This is not a political rant. This is a personal story of a person who had a life changing event in the military. Some questions are unanswered, but he did recover, and is a much better person. I loved it, and hope you will too.

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Harold Tucker

I had the pleasure of meeting L. Scott much ago at a California meeting of the League of Conservation Voters. I have heard from many of you that you are upset at the decline in our environment, the destruction of our environment and our health, and the resulting loss of freedom. I was invited to come see L. Scott speak at the Washington D.C. rally of environmental action. He was there with thousands of supporters. And I had the opportunity to speak with him afterwards. During the talk, he discussed what has been wrong with our environmental laws and policies. Many of you were listening to him because he was there to introduce his book, but not before he discussed what is wrong with the environmental laws that have been put in place over the past 40 years. He was talking about "right to know" and the EPA and the other state agencies that enforce those laws. I could tell that he was upset and frustrated at the state of the environment and the lack of implementation of the regulations that are in place. He stressed the need for continued enforcement of these laws. He then said that he had been trying to find someone to interview him on the campaign trail and he asked me to go talk with him. At the end of his talk he said that he didn't think the media would understand what he had to say and I agreed. He wanted to make his point that it is up to the people of the country to hold their governments accountable. He then showed a video of what was happening with the oil and gas companies in the U.S. and what was happening in Russia, and how that was taking place in China. He said that there were large amounts of wealth being stored in the land and that was about to change. He asked us what we thought about this and we said that the poor and middle class of the U.S. were going to be the ones to suffer from the changes that were taking place. He said that if we held our leaders accountable we would start to see change. We then showed a clip of L. Scott on the campaign trail at a campaign stop in Utah and was able to show you that he has a history of fighting for those who are the most vulnerable, for the rights of the environment, for the working people, for the environment, and for the greater good of the country and that is a well deserved and deserved position to be in. That is the power of the media and it is a good thing that they put him in front of the audience. Thank you L. Scott. I will go talk to you about my home state of California and the great future that has been opened up in a short time. Thank you.

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This is what a true patriot does, and they are very few. A true patriot knows when to be silent. When you see a question about 9/11 not getting an answer. You're watching a real patriot, and it's America First. This movie will make you want to know about America. I think the biggest questions about 9/11 were people were being asked to stay home, and no one was saying anything. I know it doesn't look like it from here, but don't get me wrong. There is a real Patriot in your back yard, and it's patriotic to stand up and make this country great again.

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Mary S.

This is a must see documentary for all who are interested in the murky world of the CIA. This movie is not for everyone, but those who are open minded will appreciate this documentary. The movie is so well done it should win a few awards. Tom Drake was absolutely correct. The Director should receive a nomination for his work. The interviewees were all top heavy players in the CIA and should be honored for their contributions. The narration in the film is spot on and doesn't miss a beat. The movie makers did a great job in mixing intelligence and politics. One of the highlights of the movie is how the CIA maneuvered to get Tom Drake's book published. I give this film 10 out of 10. This is a must see documentary for those who are open minded.

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A must see! The most remarkable thing about this documentary is that it isn't just about those who got injured in the line of duty but about those who actually went through the training, their families and what they went through. Many people are still buried in the fallen hero's graves and not one of them has ever had a tour of duty. Many of the other details are never touched on in this documentary as I feel that it is more important to show the trauma and post traumatic stress as they should be remembered. The extreme heroism and training and maintenance that went into the shooting operations is never mentioned. What was so important that was put in the film was the true heroes who were hit in the line of duty because their skill, resourcefulness and friendship and their work to build trust between officers and men was a key to victory. That trust could have stopped the enemy from going on to victory. Allowing the enemy to seize victory was not an option. The Army has always had a concern for gaining trust and winning friends but the process of building that trust through the intense training and combat they were subjected to was never talked about. There were many great veterans in the film, but a great one was one of my former classmates, Johnny Lang, who was a brilliant sniper and sniper instructor at Fort Bragg. There was also a great family whose son died in Iraq and he is now living in Washington state and his wife and kids also died in Iraq. Every casualty of this war was the fault of the enemy and in this documentary you are able to see what their dreams were and the nightmares they had that kept them from realising their dreams. So sad, and such a shame. Much has been written about the mental health of the men who have been injured but I have always believed that mental health should be understood in such a way as to create a more realistic image of what the majority of men going to war may be experiencing, and how different each one would experience if they were in their shoes. As I mentioned the lack of the realistic image of what the mental health was like of each one of them is very realistic, not many real life incidents and much trauma would be experienced on the battlefield. This documentary really shows what the men who were injured did not get back, how the medical service did not take long enough to treat their injuries and how not all were being treated fairly and justly. It is a very moving film, very clear and never boring, and with many different themes, but always touching, I have been fortunate enough to have seen this documentary before at the Irish Film Festival. I can honestly say that this is the best documentary that I have ever seen and it is definitely going to make you think about what the military can do for you. Many of the things it shows are very encouraging but the real truth that I believe will strike home is how much more the men of the armed forces have to give to the world.

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Hannah Barrett

From the off, this documentary (about four years in the making) was a disappointment. While the film was being shot, many important and interesting points of dialogue were being kept from public viewing. People, even with the film being released, should have been allowed to have a chance to view it. Having spent a decade in the State Department, it was difficult to feel impartial in a film like this. The viewer got a very different (and in my opinion better) take on the situation than the rest of us.

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This is an amazing documentary. The stories of the survivors, the sight of survivors, the journeys, and the travails of these individuals who survived this ordeal. As I said at the beginning, it is very difficult to see how anyone, or anyone's family could have not told the story to someone. There is such a strong need to know. These are very personal stories of people who are still grappling with the ordeal and are still searching for answers. I would encourage everyone to watch this film and share their stories with those who may be looking for information.