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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
Kevin Bacon met several bike messengers himself. Bacon said: "You can make your own schedule, and you can work hard and make more money, or work less and make less money. You're really your own boss. Most messengers are on their way to some place else. Some of them are college kids, and some are actors. Some of them are serious cyclists who want to race and they figure this is the best kind of work they can get because they're constantly training, but others are doing it because it's what they do for a living. Even though the guys may be eclectic, there is a strong sense of commitment". Producer Daniel Melnick said: "The actual bike messengers have one thing in common: problems with authority. They gravitate to this job because they can be their own bosses. No one is dependent on them but themselves". Director Thomas Michael Donnelly said of Bacon's character that Jack Casey "is a survivor on a very basic level. He returns to a more primitive tribal world to regain his spirit. Only then will he be able, if he wants, to return to a more mechanized, intellectual world". All these three key production personnel of Bacon, Melnick, and Donnelly, all had a strong sense of the origin of the film's story and character. See more »
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 »
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
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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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