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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

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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)  »

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Quicksilver  »

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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

This film was obviously filmed in NYC but many scenes particularly the race scene was in San Francisco, others in Los Angeles, and there are plenty of California plate 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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Referenced in Castle: Kill the Messenger (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Motown Song
Written and Performed by Larry John McNally
Produced by Gary Katz
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The Vidiot Reviews
26 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Quicksilver

The worst part of riding your bike to work is getting your necktie caught in the spokes.

Luckily, the bipedal commuter in this thriller no longer has to wear the potential hazard around his throat.

When hotshot stock-trader Jack (Kevin Bacon) loses millions in a bad deal that he setup, he quits and retreats from the market in disgrace.

To make ends meet, he becomes a bike messenger, delivering vital documents at breakneck speeds through the same traffic congestion he once idled in.

Along the way, her falls for a fellow biker (Jami Gertz) and gets into hot water with an unsavory character (Laurence Fishburne) thanks to his scheming co-worker (Paul Rodriguez).

While it has a rocking soundtrack to accompanying its surprisingly striking bike riding sequences, the bulk of Quicksilver's story has square wheels that go nowhere.

Incidentally, the second most popular career choice of failed stock-traders is suicide victim. (Yellow Light)

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