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Quicksilver (1986)

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Jack Casey used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Casey
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Terri
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Hector Rodriguez
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Gypsy
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Gabe Kaplan
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Mr. Casey
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Voodoo (as Larry Fishburne)
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Tiny (as Louis Anderson)
Charles McCaughan ...
Airborne
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Apache
Whitney Kershaw ...
Rand
Joshua Shelley ...
Shorty
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Mrs. Casey
Nelson Vails ...
Messenger in Maroon Beret
Lou Dinos ...
Cha Cha
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Storyline

Jack Casey used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, is attracted to a fellow bicycler, Terri, and befriends Hector, a budding entrepreneur. Can Jack regain his nerve and his self-respect, and rebuild his life on a more sound basis? Written by Reid Gagle

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Kevin Bacon is Jack Casey. He traded in his three-piece suit for a ten-speed and the streets. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quicksilver  »

Box Office

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$7,634,909 (USA)
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Trivia

Although a variety of bicycles are used in the movie, 1984-85 Raleigh USA road bikes are used throughout by notable players in the movie. See more »

Goofs

During the final chase, Jack's face alternates back and forth from grimy and sweaty to clean between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jack Casey: Sometimes things don't happen the way you planned, sometimes you could end up lower than you started.
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Connections

Referenced in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Casual Things
Performed by Fiona
Written by Alice Wills, Peter Rodgers Melnick (as Peter R. Melnick) & Greg Mathieson
Produced by Greg Mathieson
Instrumental Introduction Composed by Peter Rodgers Melnick (as Peter R. Melnick)
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Boring movie about a group of bicycle messengers...
27 August 2005 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 8/27/2005 - 3 out of 10(Dir-Tom Donnelly): Boring movie about a group of bicycle messengers who get hooked up with a drug dealer leading to bad times for all. Kevin Bacon plays a stockbroker who loses all his and his family's money and decides to back away from the business and become a bicycle messenger for a company called "Quicksilver." Now, does this make any sense? Well, that's pretty much the problem with the whole movie. One senseless scene after another(including a "goofy" dance scene with Bacon on a bicycle and his girlfriend toe-tapping) is pieced together for some reason that the viewer is not quite clear about, even by the end. The acting is OK, but the story goes nowhere very slowly. Probably the best scene is thrown-in shots of some of the messengers doing bike tricks but again, why is this even put in the movie? It seems like more time and effort was put into the soundtrack instead of the movie, so if you like movie music this might be one to purchase but don't even offer at the movie itself. There are a few subplots but the characters are never given enough detail behind them for anyone to care. So when it's all over were excited about 1 thing, that it's over!! This at least allows us the opportunity to do something much more worthwhile for 1 hour and a half, hopefully.


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