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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>
Naming the dog "Eddie" (in the 'training with Eddie' sequence) is possibly an inside reference to Eddie Borysewicz, who became the US national cycling federation's first full-time coach in 1978. Known as "Eddie B" to his riders, he was responsible for America's rise to cycling prominence, starting with the 1984 LA Olympics, in the 1980s. 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 »
[Muzzin tells Sarah that he hopes Marcus is okay, then notices Jerome looking at him funny]
You sounded half-human.
I am half-human.
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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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