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Quicksilver (1986)

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 »

Director:

Thomas Michael Donnelly (as Tom Donnelly)

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Thomas Michael Donnelly (as Tom Donnelly)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Jack Casey
Jami Gertz ... Terri
Paul Rodriguez ... Hector Rodriguez
Rudy Ramos ... Gypsy
Andrew Smith Andrew Smith ... Gabe Kaplan
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Mr. Casey
Laurence Fishburne ... Voodoo (as Larry Fishburne)
Louie Anderson ... Tiny (as Louis Anderson)
Charles McCaughan ... Airborne
David Harris ... Apache
Whitney Kershaw Whitney Kershaw ... Rand
Joshua Shelley Joshua Shelley ... Shorty
Georgann Johnson ... Mrs. Casey
Nelson Vails Nelson Vails ... Messenger in Maroon Beret
Lou Dinos Lou Dinos ... Cha Cha
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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 Reid Gagle

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For Jack Casey, playing the market was life in the fast lane... until he joined QUICKSILVER where the fast lane was a way of life! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El placer de ganar See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,170,215, 17 February 1986

Gross USA:

$7,634,909
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Some movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "Kevin Bacon is Jack Casey. He traded in his three-piece suit for a ten-speed and the streets. QUICKSILVER. Winning is a feeling you never lose". See more »

Goofs

When Jack is twirling his bike's handlebars and wheel in his apartment the down-tubes on the front forks are straight, but the on his street bike the down-tubes have a slight forward bend at the axle. See more »

Quotes

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 Video Violence (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing At All
Written & Performed by Peter Frampton
Produced by Pete Solley
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Boring movie about a group of bicycle messengers...
27 August 2005 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 8/27/2005 - 3 out of 10(Dir-Tom Donnelly): Boring movie about a group of bicycle messengers who get hooked up with a drug dealer leading to bad times for all. Kevin Bacon plays a stockbroker who loses all his and his family's money and decides to back away from the business and become a bicycle messenger for a company called "Quicksilver." Now, does this make any sense? Well, that's pretty much the problem with the whole movie. One senseless scene after another(including a "goofy" dance scene with Bacon on a bicycle and his girlfriend toe-tapping) is pieced together for some reason that the viewer is not quite clear about, even by the end. The acting is OK, but the story goes nowhere very slowly. Probably the best scene is thrown-in shots of some of the messengers doing bike tricks but again, why is this even put in the movie? It seems like more time and effort was put into the soundtrack instead of the movie, so if you like movie music this might be one to purchase but don't even offer at the movie itself. There are a few subplots but the characters are never given enough detail behind them for anyone to care. So when it's all over were excited about 1 thing, that it's over!! This at least allows us the opportunity to do something much more worthwhile for 1 hour and a half, hopefully.


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