Cinema: Dual Exhaust

On Any Sunday is a distinctly unconvincing celebration of motorcycle racing by Bruce Brown, who made the wildly successful surfing paean The Endless Summer in 1966. Brown's enthusiasm for his subjects is unbounded, and On Any Sunday shares with its predecessor a kind of gosh-all-fishhooks fascination with the rituals of sporting risk. But whereas The Endless Summer has marvelous scenery of rolling seas, On Any Sunday offers only roaring motors. For a very long 95 minutes, Brown unreels footage of racers: surging around a track or scrambling cross-country, gunning their motors to assault...

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