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


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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Winning is a feeling you never lose. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El placer de ganar  »

Box Office


$7,634,909 (USA)

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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 »


When Jack is chasing the rider while in the cab in the first scene you see the rider move his right shift lever forward to increase his speed. When they show the close up of the gears shifting on his bike the chain is moving to a larger cog instead of dropping to s smaller cog. The chain would only move to a larger cog if the right shift lever was puller backward. See more »


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 »


The Gypsy
Performed by Tony Banks
Released on his "Soundtracks" album (1986)
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fine cheesy 80s movie
2 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Jack Casey (Kevin Bacon) is a big shot stock broker. He makes a big move that doesn't work out and loses all his parents' savings. He gets gun shy and ends up as a bicycle messenger. Terri (Jami Gertz) is the new rider. Hector Rodriguez (Paul Rodriguez) is the entrepreneur who wants to buy a hot dog cart. Voodoo (Laurence Fishburne) is the big rider who is not particular about what he carries. Gypsy is a local drug dealer who uses messengers to deliver his product.

I have to admit that I don't remember how cheesy 80s this movie actually is and that Louie Anderson is in this as a bike messenger. The music is so 80s and the bike acrobatics is fun. The story is nothing special. It's got Kevin Bacon and a few really good actors. The bike riding is fun. It's not more than that.

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