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American Flyers (1985)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  16 August 1985 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Marcus Sommers
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David (as David Grant)
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Sarah
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Becky
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Mrs. Sommers
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Muzzin
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Jerome
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Dr. Conrad
Doi Johnson ...
Randolph
John Garber ...
Belov
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Leslie
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Hitchhiker
Jessica Nelson ...
Hitchhiker
Tom Lawrence ...
Timekeeper
Brian Drebber ...
Race Announcer
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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>

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Two brothers challenge the road. And life itself. [Video] See more »

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Drama | Sport

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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16 August 1985 (USA)  »

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American Flyers  »

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$1,400,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The team that Muzzin rode for in the film, '7-Eleven' was a real team that competed in the Tour de France in the late 1980s and early-'90s. This team became the Motorola Team when the team changed sponsor. This was the team that Lance Armstong raced with before he contracted cancer. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah picks up the rock it is fairly large. Later when Becky is showing off the rock it is much smaller. See more »

Quotes

David: How can you be sick? You have a mustache.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Bad Moon Rising
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Not a frequently shown film, but a highly recommended one. A good chance to see Kevin Costner early in his career; you see the spark that made him into one of Hollywood's most prominent actors. Also an early chance to see an odd type of performance from Jennifer Grey, before "Dirty Dancing." You don't have to be a cycling fan to enjoy this poignant movie.


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