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Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. He doesn't tell him that he has a brain aneurysm which could render him paralyzed or dead at any given moment. While David powerfully heads for the victory, Marcus has to realize that the contest is now beyond his capabilities. / Features great views of the Rockies and an insight in the tactics of bicycle races. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
When the cyclists are racing at "Monumental National Park" (actually Colorado National Monument, west of Grand Junction, Colorado) one of the cyclists (an extra) falls off and goes over the edge. He actually went over a drop off that was about 1,000 feet, and was only saved from major injuries when a small tree snagged his bike. See more »
David is in his room watching the Kung-Fu movie and has the remote in his right hand on his chest. When Marcus enters the room, David has the remote in his left hand by his side but in the next shot it is back on his chest in his right hand. See more »
Although this movie is definitely deserving of it's weak rating here, I still find myself enjoying it. Despite the lazy cinematography and tired "against-all-odds" plot that they didn't try to improve upon one single bit, it must be the cyclist in me that can't help but watch. (my bike is almost the exact same as that used by david grant).
The character building bordered on tedious and they had to throw in a short-prognosis-with-a-twist device to try to prop it up. And I'd still like to know what the point of "Randolph" was. Apparently just something to make his father appear like some over-the-top fitness guy... Kevin Costner, as usual, did his one trick.
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