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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Did You Know?


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 »


During the bike race Jack's bike toggles back and forth between a fixed gear bike and a typical single-speed freewheel bike. 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 »


Crash Landing
Performed by Tony Banks
Released on his "Soundtracks" album (1986)
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Great music score, if a little slow paced
30 January 2001 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

Hey, I liked this movie. Bacon puts in a solid performance both as an actor and as a bike courier who is trying to turn his life around after loosing big time on the stock exchange.

Positives- The music score is great and if you are feeling the need for a little of the 80's, you could do a lot worse.

Negatives- okay, so the plot is a little light on. Some of the acting supports are a little rough too, but hey you got to love the red berret.

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