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
Speeding towards the final -- and deadly -- showdown...
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Did You Know?
Extensive technical advice for the film was provided by Olympic cyclist Nelson Vails
, who not only helped train the actors, but also gave them insight into the life of a real bicycle messenger. Vails said: "People are becoming more aware of the importance of bike messengers and I see this importance translating itself into pride. We're being called the new urban cowboys". See more
After Gypsy runs down Voodoo he is then seen driving slowly by Kevin Bacon and staring him down. You can see the crew reflected in Gypsy's back window during this drive-by. See more
Sometimes things don't happen the way you planned, sometimes you could end up lower than you started.
Referenced in A Few Good Men
Smilin' Jasey Casey
Performed by Tony Banks
Released on his "Soundtracks" album (1986) See more