Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm...
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J. P. Tannen takes his three children for a vacation cruise. They usually live with their mother and step-father, but now J. P. feels capable of taking them. Emotional tragedy strikes, ... See full summary »
Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David 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>
Muzzin's nickname is "The Cannibal". "The Cannibal" was also the nickname of the real life five-time Tour De France champion 'Eddie Merckx' who also appears in the film. See more »
During stage two in the Colorado National Monument, they start off going the correct direction from East to West, but not far into the stage they are riding next to a rock wall and are going from West to East (the wall is on the riders' right hand side). If they were going the same direction as when they started, the rock wall would be on the riders' left hand side instead of their right hand side. See more »
[after Sarah brings Leslie to dinner to meet Marcus, a big argument ensues between Marcus and David about why Marcus left home, bringing Leslie to tears as she leaves the dining table]
Sarah: Where are you going? Leslie: I'm going to call my Mother!
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This is one of my top 30 movies of all time. This movie is mainly about competition - digging down as deep as you can, and putting it all on the line - which sometimes still isn't enough to win against someone next to you. Yes watching it today it seems a bit corny, but the plot and story is excellent.
There's also love, tragedy, drama and beautiful scenery in this one. For the uninformed, the twist at the end will send you in a whirlwind.
Also noteworthy is the fantastic music in this movie.
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