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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>
When the cyclists are racing at "Monumental National Park" (actually Colorado National Monument, west of Grand Junction, Colorado) one of the cyclists (an extra) falls off and goes over the edge. He actually went over a drop off that was about 1,000 feet, and was only saved from major injuries when a small tree snagged his bike. See more »
David is in his room watching the Kung-Fu movie and has the remote in his right hand on his chest. When Marcus enters the room, David has the remote in his left hand by his side but in the next shot it is back on his chest in his right hand. See more »
I thought maybe a movie about cyclists might be different, and entertaining, as many Kevin Costner movies are, but I didn't find much to like in this film. Constantly bickering brothers complaining about each other's past family sins, grew tiresome fast. I wanted to ground their "fliers" before they ever got airborne.
I didn't much of the cast nor their characters and the story was basically somewhat boring and very much clichéd with the illness angle. In the end, this was a lot more of "chick flick" than a sports film. The only redeeming quality was the wonderful Colorado mountainous scenery. Speaking of 'redeeming," thankfully Costner redeemed himself, sports story-wise, with the classic "Field Of Dreams" a few years after this.
This bike movie was like a flat tire: a pain in the butt to put up with.
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