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The Unknown Cyclist (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 October 1998 (USA)
A man's dying wish is for the people in his life to participate in a 450-mile charity bicycle ride through Northern California.

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Bernard Salzmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lea Thompson ... Melissa Cavatelli
Vincent Spano ... Frank Cavatelli
Danny Nucci ... Gaetano Amador
Stephen Spinella ... Doug Stein
Michael J. Pollard ... Gabe Sinclair
Lainie Kazan ... Rachel
Scott Atkinson ... Lance
Jaclyn Balacy Jaclyn Balacy ... Lemonade Stand Girl #1
Brianna Tiesi Brianna Tiesi ... Lemonade Stand Girl #2
Meredith Basinger Meredith Basinger ... Sandra
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Farm Worker
Richard Danielson Richard Danielson ... Shane - Bartender
David Hamblin David Hamblin ... Doug's Date
Michael Reid MacKay ... Luc Pierre
William Mapother ... By-Stander
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A man's dying wish is for the people in his life to participate in a 450-mile charity bicycle ride through Northern California.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 for the Road See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Watermark Films (I) See more »
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Color
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Quotes

[trying to come out to his mother]
Doug Stein: Is there something you wanna ask about me?
Rachel: Nah... No.
Doug Stein: Let me rephrase that... I need to tell you something that...
Rachel: [quickly] I don't wanna know.
Doug Stein: How do you *know* that you don't wanna know?
Rachel: Because if it's what I think it is, I don't wanna know.
Doug Stein: Then, you know?
Rachel: Maybe but I don't *want* to know.
Doug Stein: So why can't I tell you?
[...]
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Dream Vision Entertainment II wishes to extend special thanks to: Julie, Olivia and Jake Leverenz; Ron and Karen McCann; Bruce Hartberg; George Hartberg; Andrew Thomas; Joe Depompels; Jerry Braxton; Antionette Elliot; Larry McLinden; Mark and Tammy Hall; Thelma Silsberger; Bernie Cullen; Family and Friends from Windom, MN and everyone who has helped Dream Vision Entertainment II grow. See more »

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Tapestry
Written and Performed by Sydney Forest
Published by Seven Peaks Music, ascap and Barefoot Rank Music, ascap
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Extremely Poignant--Ends too quickly though...
29 May 2001 | by BHorrorWriterSee all my reviews

...This is a very unusual tale of love, family (take that in which ever context you would like), and friendship. You can read the description onf IMDB...I am interested more in my opinion of the movie. Here it is...

First and foremost, I must say this movie did end too quickly--I was really getting into the unite of the 4 cyclists and the relations they were building on the beach...and then it was over...Though I do feel the story was told and the message was delivered.

Lea Thompson is beautiful and just drips with emotion as the ex-wife of a gay man who is best friends with the man her husband ended up with. Though there are many stereotypes about gays, there is also alot of comedy, dark and light. Danny Nucci is excellent in his role as a bisexual slut boy who is diagnosed with AIDS. He give a very emotional and powerful performance. Vincent Spano, plays the twin of the gay brother who is dead of AIDS. He is very homophobic, and does not know how to deal with the situation he is dropped into...

Full of emotion, will bring some to tears, I am sure...Shows that gay people have feeling too...People really need to go get over their homophobia and realize that Gays are people too!!! Until we can get over hate...we will be dead!!!!

8 out of 10


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