Wilee is one of 1,500 bike couriers in Manhattan who rides on the edge by having a bike with no brakes. On this day, Wilee has a delivery that is so valuable that a corrupt NYC Detective, who needs the money, begins to chase Wilee throughout the city to get it before the envelope is delivered. Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
During the scene where Wilee chases Manny on bike around New York, they ride past 2880 Broadway. You can clearly see "Tom's Restaurant" when they ride by. This was the restaurant in the popular TV show "Seinfeld." See more »
When the bicycle cop gets doored by the taxi, the door has been visibly modified for the stunt. The window frame has been removed to allow the stuntman to pass over it. In a later shot, the door is back to normal, with the bicycle stuck through the window frame. See more »
I can't work in an office. I don't like wearing suits. I like to ride. Fixed gear, steel frame, no brakes. The bike cannot coast. The pedals never stop turning. Can't stop. Don't want to either. There are 1,500 bike messengers on the streets of New York City. You can e-mail it, FedEx it, fax it, scan it, but when none of that shit works and this thing has to be at that place by this time, you need us.
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In the credits, footage of the aftermath of an actual bike accident Joseph Gordon-Levitt had on the streets of New York City during filming is shown, including Gordon-Levitt showing off his injury. See more »
Written by Lykke Li (as Lykke Li Zachrisson) and Bjorn Yttling
Performed by Lykke Li
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Warner Music U.K. LTD.
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I used to own a bike..then I bought a car..anyway. Basically guy on bike versus bad guy in car. With the whole love story slash you could a been somebody thrown in. I really enjoyed this movie. It's definitely leaving the brain at the door, but in a nice way. There are no major action scenes. Acting, storyline, action, ending..I literally can't fault any of this. The director kept it very realistic; with a hint of... dare I say eighties ..we can do it nostalgia.
For the movie buffs I'd say, Gleaming the cube mixed with Taxi (original french version..we all known US version was rubbish). Adrenalin sports guy takes on the system. Watch it.
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