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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
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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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$7,634,909 (USA)
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Trivia

While in San Francisco, the film company was granted permission to shoot on the options floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange, a movie first since the new floor, with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, had opened just two months earlier. The location was used for several scenes in the movie. A limited crew, using hand-held cameras, filmed as market specialists worked in the frenzied atmosphere.The former stock building is now a Equinox fitness center on Pine & Sansome in the financial district of San Francisco. See more »

Goofs

During the race just before Gypsy runs over Voodoo, the camera truck, crew and fill light can be seen reflected in several consecutive shop windows. 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 Will & Grace: Lows in the Mid-Eighties (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

You Got Me Reelin' and Rockin'
Performed by Roy Milton
Written by Roy Milton & Dottsie Williams
Courtesy of Dootone Records (1955)
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23 October 2004 | by (philly) – See all my reviews

Anyone who has a 6 digit salary would agree that the only thing better than have a great income is not having one...which is exactly what Kevin Bacon decides to do in Quicksilver. Bacon is a stockbroker, the best there is, but somehow manages to lose all his and his parents money. What happens next is that he decides that being a bike messenger is the only life he can have now. He learns all the bike tricks and can even do jumps. This may not be suitable for children since he rides around without a helmet or reflectors. Things to remember when you go on your next bike ride. A. Check you tires, make sure you haven't caught any debris in them. B. Make sure you have a nice hairdo so old ladies aren't offended by your appearance. c. Don't talk to dogs you don't know, stray dogs may bite you.


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