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Quicksilver (1986)

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.

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Thomas Michael Donnelly (as Tom Donnelly)

Writer:

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 ... 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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quicksilver See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,170,215, 17 February 1986

Gross USA:

$7,634,909

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,634,909
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After this film, Jami Gertz would start filming "The Lost Boys" which featured Jason Patric as part of the star studded ensemble cast during 1986 and ironically ten years later, Patric and Kevin Bacon who co-stars with Gertz would also co-star with Patric in the thriller, "Sleepers". 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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Connections

Referenced in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Casual Thing
Written by Alice Wills, Peter Rodgers Melnick (as Peter R. Melnick) & Greg Mathieson
Produced by Greg Mathieson
Performed by Fiona
Instrumental Introduction Composed by Peter Rodgers Melnick (as Peter R. Melnick)
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Great music score, if a little slow paced
30 January 2001 | by Rob-77See all my reviews

Hey, I liked this movie. Bacon puts in a solid performance both as an actor and as a bike courier who is trying to turn his life around after loosing big time on the stock exchange.

Positives- The music score is great and if you are feeling the need for a little of the 80's, you could do a lot worse.

Negatives- okay, so the plot is a little light on. Some of the acting supports are a little rough too, but hey you got to love the red berret.


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