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Old 09-08-05, 12:01 AM   #1
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quicksilver is an awful movie

not only is the plot bad but the actual biking scenes are hardly impressive or realistic
but it won't be long now before they make a new bike messenger movie
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Old 09-08-05, 12:06 AM   #2
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louie anderson = win
you = suck

so there

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Old 09-08-05, 12:09 AM   #3
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i love how the hills of san francisco can double as new york city.
and then that great montage scene where kevin bacon gets all dirty and long haired and then suddenly finds that bike in the window... and an instant later is a full on messenger.

but really, i like the movie. its fun. sweet soundtrack too.
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Old 09-08-05, 12:18 AM   #4
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punctuation! this is the internet!
is that a young louie anderson?

and i figured the hills were like queens or something
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Old 09-08-05, 12:33 AM   #5
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They made a point of never actually saying where the movie took place. And don't forget a young Lawrence Fishburne as: a young Samuel L. Jackson (he wishes).
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I love this movie.. the dance / bike scene is priceless!
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fishburne is the best character in the movie
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Old 09-08-05, 01:45 AM   #8
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yea and that dude in the beginning... there's no way he could be that fast. he'd have to be an olympian or something.
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Old 09-08-05, 02:30 AM   #9
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this film is truely great, though when i first watched it i was expecting something along the lines of footloose or flashdance. sadly its not as good as footloose.
have you noticed that when the gipsy crashed his car of that bridge at the end, for like a few frames they use a photograph of him while zooming in, and it looks really tacky because he's screaming over the top of it. class.
the bike tricks are totally amazing, i wish i was a trained dancer/messenger.
the best line in the film for me is this:

her -"what you doing?"
bacon - "oiling my chain.."
her - "why?"
bacon - "make it go faster"

its the way he says it, its fukin hilarious.
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... still searching for that damn movie on the bittorrent pages ...

I haven't seen it since I was a kid and alas, I don't think it's available on DVD.
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not only is the plot bad but the actual biking scenes are hardly impressive or realistic
but it won't be long now before they make a new bike messenger movie

Smiling Jack Casey could beat your ass down on his worst day.
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i remember watching this when i was a wee freestyler and so hungry to see anything having to do with a bike that we'd watch this over and over again, even if they were riding "lame 10 speeds." and actually, i doubt hollywood will go thru the trouble of writing a new film, but will probably just do a remake ala "the warriors".
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of course it's available on dvd.. it's a friggin' timeless masterpiece.. get on it.
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... still searching for that damn movie on the bittorrent pages ...

I haven't seen it since I was a kid and alas, I don't think it's available on DVD.
netflix! you'll have it in 2 days, watch it once and then want to get it back in the mail as soon as its over. It's totally worth watching once. the bike trick/party/dance scene is great.
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Old 09-08-05, 07:49 AM   #15
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That movie is required watching for all urban biker messenger wannabes, it defines the genre. It's classic.

Then go out and watch yourself some Dark Angel.
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It is no Strawberry Pancake, that is for sure.

But there is some really good acting, and nobody has even mentioned the off-the-cuff comedic pathos of Paul Rodriguez.

It doesn't live up to the 'actual good movie-ness' of Breaking Away, but it is highly competitive with American Flyers.
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I watched Quicksilver again this past weekend. It's so good.

Quicksilver = Gleaming the Cube.
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I watched Quicksilver again this past weekend. It's so good.

Quicksilver = Gleaming the Cube.
Gleaming the Cube = best ever...

But didn't they change the name to "A Brother's Justice" years ago?

To the OP, if you cannot thoroughly enjoy watching Quicksilver, I only feel sorry for you.
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not to nitpick, but i consider quicksilver to be more "rad" than "gleaming the cube" since the only real skating in gleaming the cube was in the end credits. anyhow, agreed, hard not to like quicksilver.
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Amazon has it for $13.. only 2 left in stock! I actually haven't seen this, but if it's anything like Gleaming the Cube then it's gotta be good.
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... still searching for that damn movie on the bittorrent pages ...

I haven't seen it since I was a kid and alas, I don't think it's available on DVD.
Here's all you really need

http://videodetective.com/home.asp?P...&Shorten=False
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It doesn't live up to the 'actual good movie-ness' of Breaking Away, but it is highly competitive with American Flyers.
i was expecting something atleast as good as breaking away and for some reason i thought it would be a lot grittier
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i was expecting something atleast as good as breaking away and for some reason i thought it would be a lot grittier
Why on earth would you expect Quicksilver to be as good as Breaking Away? Breaking Away won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay when it came out. It was like the Good Will Hunting of its day (without, you know, Matt and Ben). I don't expect 90% of the movies I see to be as good as Breaking Away. But in the end, it is really like comparing apples and oranges. Two completely different things that are meant to be enjoyed and appreciated in two entirely different ways.
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i don't know i just did
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