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The Gymkhana Files

Season 1
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The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes of one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over 500 million online views and counting. Follow globally recognized race car driver and viral star Ken Block and his team of Hoonigans as they attempt to make the greatest automotive video of all time while racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
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English [CC]العربيةDanskDeutschEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)SuomiFrançaisहिन्दीIndonesiaItaliano日本語한국어Norsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguêsРусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుTürkçe中文(简体)中文(繁體)
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  1. 1. At the Peak
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    November 16 2018
    32min
    12
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    Race car driver and viral video star Ken Block finishes his latest video project, Climbkhana, while beginning preparations for his largest video project yet: GymkhanaTEN. With extreme altitude, wild weather, and devastating consequences off the corner of every cliff - this might be the most difficult video he's shot to date.
  2. 2. The Motor City
    November 16 2018
    39min
    15
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    After the incredible success of Climbkhana, the stakes are high for the first shoot of GymkhanaTEN. This first segment kicks off the year long project, so with high hopes, Ken, Brian & co bring the game changing Ford Mustang Hoonicorn v2 to America's most famous automotive city - Detroit.
  3. 3. In the Dirt
    November 23 2018
    33min
    PG
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    With Detroit in the bag, the team separates. While Brian continues preparing GymkhanaTEN, Ken flies halfway around the globe to Loheac, France to compete in the World Rallycross Championship against some of the best drivers in the world.
  4. 4. It All Falls Apart
    November 23 2018
    35min
    15
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    After an unexpected week in France, Ken heads to Los Angeles, California, where he and the team ready their newest contraption - a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth RS on steel rims. The hope is that the steel bands will throw sparks everywhere and result in one of the wildest looking segments they have. The reality - their hardest individual shoot in ten years.
  5. 5. It Is What It Is
    November 30 2018
    26min
    15
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    While Los Angeles is now behind them, the team splinters and communication grinds to a halt. Ken heads back to WorldRX, where he struggles with a difficult decision. Brian, across the world in Sweden, tries to ensure they are well prepared for the next shoot. The reality of the project weighs on them both - they may have more on their hands than they can handle.
  6. 6. On Thin Ice
    November 30 2018
    37min
    15
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    On an ice lake in far north Sweden, Ken, Brian & co. regroup and focus on the task at hand - and it's a monster. With another new car, the World Rally Championship-winning Ford Fiesta RS WRC, a wild exterior frozen course, and the craziest filming conditions the team has ever experienced, they know they're in for a challenge - one that they can't afford to fail.
  7. 7. Get Yourself a Truck
    December 7 2018
    37min
    12
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    With all other distractions off the table, the team is working together and finally hitting its stride - and it's just in time, as their next shoot may be the most important of the entire project. With a brand new build, and the biggest production design of the entire film, this segment in small town Texas has all of the ingredients necessary to be an instant classic.
  8. 8. Where It All Began
    December 7 2018
    54min
    15
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    The Hoonigan team is on its victory lap - and they’re bringing it back to where it all began. Guanajuato, Mexico. A small town with a rabid rally community - and the site of Ken's first ever World Rally Championship race - is the location for the last segment of GymkhanaTEN, featuring Ken’s Ford Focus RS RX. The nostalgia is there, the future is unclear, but for now - it's time for 3, 2, 1…

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Directors
Gil Marsden
Producers
Gil MarsdenKaitlin del CampoMike DobbsBrian ScottoMatt TuccilloRon ZarasHisanori TamuraKen Block
Season year
2018
Network
Amazon Studios
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3.8 out of 5 stars

48 global ratings

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Greg WheelerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
An Interesting and Insightful Documentary
The Gymkhana Files is an unscripted documentary series telling the story of entrepreneur and famed motorcar driver Ken Block and his journey to producing Gymkhana 10. Split across 8 episodes, the series depicts what goes into performing these impressive videos, mixing breathtaking scenery with wild stunts and all the trials and tribulations along the way. Slickly produced and incredibly endearing, The Gymkhana Files is the perfect documentary for motorcar enthusiasts.

The first episode introduces Ken Block and briefly looks at his background and history before prepping for what’s to come in the episodes ahead. With 9 successful viral videos under his belt, the world eagerly awaits Gymkhana 10 with Block and his team feeling the pressure mount on their shoulders to produce something special that’s never been seen before.

The rest of the episodes follow a similar format, looking at the different components that go into making Gymkhana 10 as well as showing never-before-seen footage for the making of previous Gymkhana videos too.

With a 30 minute run time, each episode has a good pacing to it, switching from face to face interviews to slickly produced real-time footage complete with pixelated text and electronic music. The series does well to build drama up in every episode too, interviewing key people in Ken’s team as well as Ken Block himself of course.

Although at times the drama does feels a little superficial and contrived, it does work well to reinforce the high stakes and expectation the crew find themselves under constantly. From filming a segment in a narrow window of time in the snow-capped mountains to a dangerous segment involving dodging moving obstacles on a dirt track, The Gymkhana Files does a great job showing how far the team are willing to go to capture the perfect shot.

For those who have followed Ken Block’s illustrious career or want to see how he puts these extravagant and impressive viral videos together, Amazon’s The Gymkhana Files is well worth checking out. The documentary series is slickly produced, well shot and informative through each of its 8 episodes. While some of the drama borders on melodramatic and superficial at times, it does work well to reinforce the pressure Ken Block and his team are under to produce a showstopping spectacle. Say what you will about motor sports or Ken Block himself, when it comes to the Gymkhana videos it’s hard not to be impressed by what he’s managed to achieved here.
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anonymouscwrdReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 February 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you like cars and photography/filming, this is a must see
You don't often get this kind of insight on how something is put together. It is a great watch just as a standalone "how it was made" piece. It is also honest (at least non-scripted) reality TV. The third leg on this thing is the cars and how much fun they have driving them. The stars of the show are the Hoonicorn, Hoonitruck and the rally cars. Before I watched this, I was a huge fan and wanted to get a Hoonicorn, but after seeing all of this, I think I'm ok for now. It's a nice story, I've got my fill. Perhaps just get a nice Ford F150 and focus on filming and travel.
Oh, as a bonus, you get Aaron Kaufman to pop-in, in the Texas episode - which was nice.
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Alex MacindoeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
AMAZING! A must watch for fans of Gymkhana
Really well put together documentary on the entire process of creating Gymkhana 10. As a car enthusiast I have loved watching the Gymkhana series as it has evolved. Being able to take a look into the behind the scenes process of creating the biggest and most challenging video yet, gives fantastic insight into the trials and tribulations not only Ken Block himself faces, but the entire team without which a project like this would not be possible. I do feel slightly that Ken is portrayed as being the 'bad guy' through many of the episodes, when in reality he probably isn't. Much of this I'm sure has to do with the pressure and expectation he has to deal with during both filming and competitive racing. Despite this, the tension it creates adds character to the show which helps enjoyment when a stunt or scene is completed.

I was pleased to see that there is content within the final cut of Gymkhana 10 that is not within this documentary. It was also cool seeing certain stunts/scenes and knowing the work that had gone into getting that shot, or being able to notice small details from previous attempts that had not gone according to plan.

I would really like to thank Amazon for providing the team with the opportunity to tell this story, and a massive thank you and congratulations to Brian Scotto and Ken Block for creating all of the Gymkhana videos and creating a brand which reaches out to so many people.
HMLReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a way to mark the tenth Gymkhana!
I have been aware of Ken Block and Gymkhana since I was a young teenager (late 2000's) and have enjoyed seeing the mad and crazy machines he drives in the videos. I would agree with Ken with the fact that you can have a lot of fun with these cars outside of a competition or any competitive rivalry, and the Gymkhana series has shown that.

This documentary is to the same standard of all of Ken's videos. It was extremely insightful and informative learning more about the process of creating the videos. Like Ken (although with less experience) I understand the marketing and creative process needed to make things like this happen. Creating this documentary was definitely a good way to end (although it seems it might not be the end) the Gymkhana series. It has been done well and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Can I say Gymkhana 10 is my favourite - no. It is mighty impressive, and I love the Hoonitruck and the scenes from Sweden, along with the variety of locations of filming, but the story of the Gymkhana 10 doesn't make much sense compared to the earlier Gymkhana videos (I studied media production and digital production, which curses me to see to be extra critical, so don't take my words on Gymkhana 10 as gospel).

So to conclude, I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in cars, tyre smoke, and of course, Ken Block, to watch the documentary, as it is fascinating and insightful, along with being fun and dramatic. Despite them saying this marks the end of Gymkhana, I doubt we won't see more of KB ripping the handbrake and causing ourselves to choke on tyre smoke in the near future.
charliemarshall1997Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 February 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting if you enjoy Motorsports
Much like Drive to Survive on Netflix, this is a very insightful and interesting series. Don't expect to be blown away but it's interesting to see into the life of Ken Block and see how such a viral and celebrated video. It's most interesting to see who else is behind the camera and also see some of the frustrations of trying to make such a high budget and highly anticipated Youtube Video. Don't expect to be blown away or be yearning for more. But if you happen to need something to watch while working from home or endless lockdown has meant you've already watched everything else this is certainly worth the watch. And it's worth the wait to see the full clip at the end. Another good show for those of us who are Petrol Heads.
paulandfrodoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 February 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great insite into whast it takes to produce some amazing stunts !
To be honest, watching these videos, I kinda thought it was all too easy.... Well, this series shows it isn't.

It shows what goes on behind the scenes to make it all work. It certainly was an eye opener and made you understand the creativity of what's going on.

Great visual, stunning sound track and some ok driving.

Amazing what a 50 year old can do ;-)
J. L. CarterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 November 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hoonigans are awesome
As a forty something housewife, there is little excitement to fill my day, then I found the Hoonigan channel on Youtube. This show takes all of those great moments from the Youtube channel and adds in some real heart to the story telling, making this show compulsive viewing. If I had any criticism it would be this, this show needs a little Hert and the Twerkstallion!
WarthogABZReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Raw, no warts & worth every minute to watch
I am a 62yr old Petrol Head, grew up with Top Gear (UK & Aus).... Been following the Hoonigans from the git go & been a looong time Block head - this is awesome, no spin, an absolute gem in car land.... Cannot recommend this series highly enough & hopefully Amazon Exec will pick these guys up..... So worth it
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