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Indy 500 Medical Heroes Star In New ‘Rapid Response’ Movie
September 4, 2019
The film highlights the new era safety teams, especially at the Indianapolis 500, and features interviews with drivers Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Al Unser, Parnelli Jones, Rick Mears and more.
Indy 500 Medical Heroes Star In New ‘Rapid Response’ Movie

“Rapid Response,” the new motorsports documentary that tells the story of the medical and safety professionals who refused to accept the high mortality rate among American race car drivers, will open in select theaters (below) on Friday, September 6.

In 1966, medical student and racing fan Stephen Olvey got the opportunity of a lifetime when he is asked to volunteer for the medical team at the Indianapolis 500. The insider view of a sport he loved quickly changed as he saw the inadequate medical support and life-saving capabilities.

Dr. Olvey was soon joined by longtime colleague and friend Dr. Terry Trammell as they set off on a mission to apply science to transform motorsports from the most deadly form of sports to one of the safest.

The movie is based on the book "Rapid Response - My Life as a Motorsports Life Saver" by Dr. Olvey, which features direct commentary by both Dr. Olvey and Dr. Trammell.

The film highlights the new era safety teams, especially at the Indianapolis 500—the forefront of today's motorsports safety programs. It also features interviews with drivers Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Al Unser, Parnelli Jones, Rick Mears and more.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit rapidresponsemovie.com.

USA Theaters - Friday, Sept. 6:
·     AMC River East 21 in Chicago, IL
·     AMC Barrington 24 in South Barrington, IL
·     AMC Indianapolis 17 in Indianapolis, IN
·     AMC Dine-In Studio 28 in Kansas City, KS
·     AMC Barrywoods 24 in Kansas City, MO
·     AMC Dine-In Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin, TN
·     AMC Studio 30 in Houston, TX
·     AMC Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, TX
 
USA Theaters - Friday, Sept. 13:
·     REGAL Long Beach Stadium 26 in Long Beach, CA
·     REGAL Ontario Palace Stadium 22 in Ontario, CA
·     REGAL Stadium 22 in Brea, CA
·     REGAL Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 in El Cajon, CA
·     REGAL Belltower 20 in Fort Myers, FL
·     REGAL Fox Tower Stadium 10 in Portland, OR
·     REGAL Hollywood Stadium 27 in Nashville, TN
 
UNITED KINGDOM Theater - Friday, Sept 6:
·     PRINCE CHARLES Theater in London's West End, London, United Kingdom
 
CANADA Theater - Friday, Sept. 20
·     CINEPLEX Scotiabank Theater in Toronto, Ontario, Canada