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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
When Jack is chasing the rider while in the cab in the first scene you see the rider move his right shift lever forward to increase his speed. When they show the close up of the gears shifting on his bike the chain is moving to a larger cog instead of dropping to s smaller cog. The chain would only move to a larger cog if the right shift lever was puller backward. See more »
Sometimes things don't happen the way you planned, sometimes you could end up lower than you started.
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Yes, DO go along for the ride with this ex stock broker!
To be honest, it's some years since I saw this movie, so have forgotten
most of the story details. However, the film now seems rather obscure
and apparently not very well regarded, so I wanted to put in my two
cents worth of praise for a movie that, while it may not have been
memorable, was certainly entertaining at the time.
The story revolves around a hot shot stock market whiz kid named Jack
Casey, who loses not only his own money, but also all his parents' life
savings in a failed market deal / stock crash. Devastated by his
failure, especially the effect it has on his father, he withdraws
completely from the financial world, embarking upon a new career as a
bicycle messenger. I enjoyed the unusual theme here, the disillusioned
stock broker reverting to a simpler and (supposedly) more carefree
lifestyle. Jack befriends his fellow messengers, including a guy,
Voodoo, who's involved with delivering the goods for a sleazy drug
dealer, and also a girl named Terri, who of course becomes the love
interest. Jack and Voodoo plan a bike race, but there's trouble brewing
from the drug dealer...
Other plot details? I don't recall them, but Kevin Bacon is adept in
the role of Jack, the story catchy enough, and the theme regarding the
fleeting nature of wealth always relevant, particularly as related to
the stock market. Also, although I'm not personally a cyclist, I quite
enjoyed the dashing bicycle sequences, up and down and across the
sometimes hilly streets, of (I believe) San Francisco. Don't listen to
the naysayers, it's a perfectly entertaining way to spend a couple of
hours, and not just for the 1980's nostalgia.
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