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Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm which could render him paralyzed or dead at any given moment. While David powerfully heads for the victory, Marcus has to realize that the contest is now beyond his capabilities. / Features great views of the Rockies and an insight in the tactics of bicycle races.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
At the end of the 3rd stage of the Hell of the West race when David needs to beat the second rider by 11 seconds, Marcus stops his stopwatch at 11.34 seconds. If you read 11.34 upside-down, it reads hEll - the first word in the name of the race. See more »
When Sarah picks up the rock it is fairly large. Later when Becky is showing off the rock it is much smaller. See more »
[after Sarah brings Leslie to dinner to meet Marcus, a big argument ensues between Marcus and David about why Marcus left home, bringing Leslie to tears as she leaves the dining table]
Where are you going?
I'm going to call my Mother!
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As a few other reviews have stated, this is a different kind of costner. An earlier, less-famous costner. He was very good in this, i didn't see the end coming either. The fact that there isn't many well known faces in this film is what makes it so watchable, because you have no pre-conceived biases due to not knowing any of the actors. You just concentrate on the storyline & what they're doing, instead of thinking about all the other stuff they've been in. The music was brilliant as well. Some f*cking breathtaking cinematography on the mountain race scenes. A simple film, executed well and with a satisfying ending. Also took me a while to realise his teacher was the guard from "lock up" & the owner off McDowells restaurant from " Coming To America" LOL.
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