Need for Speed

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Need for Speed (Touchstone Movie)

“Need for Speed” is a thrilling action film released by Touchstone Pictures in 2014, based on the popular video game franchise of the same name. The movie follows the story of Tobey Marshall (played by Aaron Paul), a skilled street racer and mechanic who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Determined to clear his name and seek justice, Tobey embarks on a high-speed, adrenaline-fueled cross-country journey.

After serving time in prison, Tobey is released and joins forces with his former rival and wealthy car dealer, Dino Brewster (played by Dominic Cooper), to participate in an underground street racing competition known as the De Leon. The race offers the ultimate prize – freedom and vindication. To win, Tobey must rely on his driving skills and the support of his loyal crew, including his friend Benny (played by Scott Mescudi) and mechanic Joe Peck (played by Ramón Rodríguez).

As they race from coast to coast, Tobey and his team face dangerous obstacles, law enforcement, and rival racers vying for the same prize. Along the way, Tobey reconnects with an old flame, Julia Maddon (played by Imogen Poots), who provides valuable assistance to their mission. The stakes escalate as the race intensifies, and the pursuit of justice becomes personal.

Directed by Scott Waugh, “Need for Speed” delivers adrenaline-pumping action sequences, heart-pounding car chases, and breathtaking cinematography that captures the beauty of American landscapes. The film pays homage to classic car chase movies while infusing the story with a contemporary twist.

“Need for Speed” thrills audiences with its combination of high-octane racing scenes, compelling characters, and a classic tale of redemption. The movie offers a wild ride that caters to fans of action, racing, and adventure, and it solidifies its place as one of the most exhilarating video game adaptations to hit the big screen.

Additional Details


  • Aaron Paul: Tobey Marshall
  • Dominic Cooper: Dino Brewster
  • Imogen Poots: Julia Maddon
  • Scott Mescudi: Benny Jackson
  • Ramon Rodriguez: Joe Peck
  • Rami Malek: Finn
  • Michael Keaton: Monarch
  • Dakota Johnson: Anita Coleman
  • Harrison Gilbertson: Pete Coleman


  • Director: Scott Waugh
  • Producers: John Gatins, Patrick O’Brien and Mark Sourian
  • Screenplay: George Gatins

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