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...
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The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.
Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question. Deciding that this is hot stuff, a television producer gives ... See full summary »
This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband ... See full summary »
An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?
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
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 »
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 »
Sometimes things don't happen the way you planned, sometimes you could end up lower than you started.
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Boring movie about a group of bicycle messengers...
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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