Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Quicksilver was released on February 14, 1986. Starring Kevin Bacon as a stock broker who loses his father's savings and decides, after a bike messenger grazes the cab in which he is riding, that his life would be alot simpler if he rode a bike for a living. The messenger drops his marooon beret and later Bacon's character wears it while he messenges.

Nelson Vails is credited as the "rider in maroon beret." Nicknamed "The Cheetah" he won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics on the track. In fact, he started out as an NYC messenger. Go here and here for some interesting bios on Vails.

Overall, the movie isn't really that good. The plot doesn't really hang together, but it does have some neat bike scenes. The race between Bacon and Laurence Fishbourne's character is alright as is the freestyle scene in front of the company's office.

1 comment:

Carlos said...

And it had Jami Gertz, when she had the cute thing going.