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Quicksilver (1986)

PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  14 February 1986 (USA)
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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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Jack Casey
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Terri
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Hector Rodriguez
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Gypsy
Andrew Smith ...
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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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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Speeding towards the final -- and deadly -- showdown... See more »

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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

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El placer de ganar  »

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Kevin Bacon's bicycle is a single-speed '84 Raleigh Competition. While no differentiation is made in the film, at least three different configurations are seen on Bacon's bike during the movie: Fixed-gear, single-speed, and outfitted with 0-degree trick forks during various scenes in Bacon's apartment. A possible freewheel is suggested early in the film when Bacon dismounts while in motion and a distinct clicking sound is heard until the bike stops moving. See more »

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Jacks hair is noticeably shorter from the time he leaves Hector at the Hospital, to finding Terri on his doorstep. See more »

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Jack Casey: Sometimes things don't happen the way you planned, sometimes you could end up lower than you started.
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Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)
Performed by Ruth Brown
Written by Johnny Wallace, Herbert J. Lance and Charles Singleton
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
From the album "Rock & Roll" (1957)
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Needed more action, less drama. (spoilers)
5 December 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

'Quicksilver' is not a bad start at what could've been a much better movie, if only they hadn't substituted an awkward love story for good suspense. This is the story of a highly acclaimed stock broker (Kevin Bacon as "Jack Casey") who loses everything in the crash. Absconding from the scene like an athlete who's no long in his prime, he takes a job as a bicycle messenger. He's left everyone wondering whether Jack Casey is ready for a comeback.

However, most of the movie transpires on dramatic fluff until we actually get to the good part of the story. That is, when Jack, in trying to save his friend, Voodoo (Larry Fishburne) from a sleazy drug dealer that he gets mixed up with, Jack eventually becomes the target of the dealer. And from this, you get one or two action sequences, to breakup the mundane dramatic lull of the rest of the movie which includes the awkward romance between Jack and another bike messenger/nomad (who is also running from her past), Terri (Jami Gertz).

The story tends to drag at points and, given the shifting genres at point (probably done so to pick up the pace), I'd recommend this for those who don't mind trying out obscure movies, especially ones that serve up extra helpings of an 80s nostalgia trip (and you would probably have to be, since you've found the page for it). There's some good moments, and it's still entertaining for the most part.


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