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Old 09-02-06, 09:54 PM
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Top cycling movies. Your pick here please.

I posted here to ask for your opinions as opposed to posting in Road cycling because I want substance, not volume and fluff.

Mine was on tv from the Red Shoe diaries I think. Even better it was French so it was realy good if you know what I mean. Can't remember the name but it was about a guy during a stage race and after every stage he got laid by some groupy. The story went: racing, sex, racing, sex, racing ,sex. Gripping stuff for sure but my wife came home so I had to quickly turn it off missing the end. Not that I was understanding it, it being French and all.

I have never seen any other cycling movies.
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What channel was that on?
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Old 09-02-06, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Panic
What channel was that on?
Couldn't tell you. long time ago.
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Oh, I thought it was recent.

Best for me "Breaking away".

I want to see the CSC movies, hope to get them for Xmas.
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"Overcoming"
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"Overcoming"
+1,000000
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I'm still trying to find out if Hugo's Magic Pump was a real movie or an internet hoax.
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Le Vélo de Ghislain Lambert for fiction, Höllentour and A Sunday in Hell for documentaries.
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Originally Posted by Panic
"Overcoming"
How is Overcoming ? I've seen it in the WCP catalog.....I'm already starting to think about stuff to watch on the rollers this winter



On another note, I already own TDFs 1999, 2000, & 2001. Of the remaining Lance TDFs, which year has the best stages to watch ? (mountain).

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"Overcoming", I haven't seen it, I was just posting the name as I forgot it in my first post. I have heard its very, very good.

I hope to get it this Xmas.
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Originally Posted by dmotoguy
hell on wheels is good
Thats one I have been trying to get. Couldn't so I ordered Sunday in hell instead. It is suposed to be good also.

The Hard Road may be good. Are there any bad cycling movies?
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Originally Posted by hiromian
Are there any bad cycling movies?
is pedex a bike messenger?

you bet your ass there's bad cycling movies.

"American Flyers" sucked.

"Il Grande Fausto" sucked.

"Quicksilver" sucked hard.
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Vive le Tour by Loius Malle, one of his early movies. Its set in the 60s (maybe 50s). Great scene where a bunch of domestiques get to a little village and pillage a restaurant for anything liquid to drink. They run out with bottles of wine and champagne and get back in the peloton and pass it around.
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"Rudy".

I think they showed some guy riding a bike in one scene.

To be honest, there aren't that many (fictional) cycling movies out there that are any good.
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Originally Posted by botto

"American Flyers" sucked.
American Flyers was awesome, I watched it last night on my DVD. Breaking Away is great too, or it has come to be known "The little Italian boy who could"
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+10 billion for Overcoming.

It made me get back into training and racing again. Changed my life really.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
American Flyers was awesome, I watched it last night on my DVD.

Dude, there's something that I have that you don't: taste.
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Nobody mentioned 'Breaking Away'? Still the best cycling movie EVER. By far. The scene where the father reports to his wife that their son is 'shaving' - and she replies 'so what' and he replies (with that classic look of shock on his face) 'his legs'. So many classic moments in that film.

Maybe because it's so old (1979) - and it's been forgotten. Check it out. You get to see Dennis Quaid in one of his earliest film roles (I think he's like 23 yrs. old in that film, he looks about 19)...
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Dude, there's something that I have that you don't: taste.
I scoff at you, sir.
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I scoff at you, sir.






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Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
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Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
+1

the part where peewee beats all those racers wearing TT helmets was amazing stuff. i was inspired.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Nobody mentioned 'Breaking Away'? Still the best cycling movie EVER. By far. The scene where the father reports to his wife that their son is 'shaving' - and she replies 'so what' and he replies (with that classic look of shock on his face) 'his legs'. So many classic moments in that film.

Maybe because it's so old (1979) - and it's been forgotten. Check it out. You get to see Dennis Quaid in one of his earliest film roles (I think he's like 23 yrs. old in that film, he looks about 19)...
Mentioned in post #4 of this thread, but not in great detail. That's a great scene, but whatever happened to the star of the movie?
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