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Quicksilver (1986)

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Jack was doing great trading shares until he wasn't. He gets a job on a bike at Quicksilver speed delivery. There he befriends Hector and the cute Terri. Jack gets an enemy in the criminal Gypsy.


Thomas Michael Donnelly (as Tom Donnelly)


Thomas Michael Donnelly (as Tom Donnelly)





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


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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Speeding towards the final -- and deadly -- showdown... See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Tony Award-winning choreographer Grover Dale designed an informal pas-de-deux between Kevin Bacon and Whitney Kershaw with Bacon performing his routine on his bicycle. Bacon was required to train extensively for this scene with Kershaw who played a ballerina and Bacon's girlfriend in the early part of the film. See more »


During the final chase scene, Jack's face alternates back and forth from grimy and sweaty to clean to grimy again. 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 Jon Glaser Loves Gear: Cycling (2016) See more »


Shortcut To Somewhere
Written by Tony Banks and Fish
Produced by Richard James Burgess
Performed by Fish and Tony Banks
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. and Atlantic Records
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Don't go along for this ride
19 August 1999 | by SquonkSee all my reviews

In 'Quicksilver,' Kevin Bacon is a stock market big shot who loses everything and ends up a bicycle messenger. From there, the film can't make up it's mind what on earth it's about. Drug dealers, rival bike riders...they're all here. This film just coasts around for awhile, but there's nothing interesting along the way. About the only thing this film has going for it is it's synthesizer score by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks.

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Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,170,215, 17 February 1986

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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