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American Flyers (1985)

PG-13  |   |  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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They're four one-of-a-kind people taking a chance...and going after a dream that will change their lives forever. [Theatrical] 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)  »

Also Known As:

Američki letači  »

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

In the "shake and brake" "wheelsucker" horse race scene, the cowboys were told to hold the horses back, as the director wanted the cyclists to beat them. 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

Marcus Sommers: So what are you doing now Davy?
David: [as Davy was watching an episode of Kung Fu] "I'm studying eastern philosophy and cowboy movies. The ying, the yang and the bang bang!" lol
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References WarGames (1983) See more »

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Brand New Day
Written by Lee Ritenour, Matheison & Veitch
Performed by Danny Hutton
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American Flyers
30 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Knockout photography and a winning performance from Costner stand out in this well made film about a school dropout who rivals his doctor brother in Rockies bicycle race.


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