American Flyers (1985)

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It takes a fierce three-day bicycle race up in the mountains to reunite two formerly feuding brothers in this film written by Steve Tesich, the creator of another cycle movie, 1979's Breaking Away. This film will please the cycling lovers out there, as it includes actual footage taken from the famous Coors International Bicycle Classic, held in the Colorado Rockies. The plot revolves around the suspicion that one of the two brothers -- either the pragmatic sports doctor Marcus (Kevin Costner) or … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Tesich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 1999
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

Cast


as Marcus Sommers

as David Sommers

as Mrs. Sommers

as Dr. Conrad

as Randolph

as Reporter

as Leslie

as Hitchhiker

as Hitchhiker

as Timekeeper

as Race Announcer

as Woman Reporter

as Receptionist

as Photographer

as Mail Clerk

as Autograph Hound

as Autograph Hound

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Race Official

as Race Official

as Race Official

as Race Official

as Race Official

as Himself

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for American Flyers

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

Unfortunately, overblown production just pumps hot air in too many directions and comes up limp.

Full Review… | August 4, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

A pleasant, straight-down-the-road, cliché-ridden ride.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The performances aren't bad, but they aren't good enough to give the film the heft it doesn't otherwise have.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

American Flyers is shaky at the core, because it tries to tap-dance around its own central issues.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Scriptwriter Steve Tesich returns to bicycle racing, but he's forced to throw in a subplot about an incurable movie disease to make the thing work.

August 4, 2008

Disjointed and underdeveloped.

Full Review… | August 4, 2008
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Audience Reviews for American Flyers

½

This movie was a lot better than it should have been. Costner as the sick and dying brother does a good job here.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

Well... I think American Flyers is a great movie from the 80's.... A great & entertaining movie from Kevin Costner!!!! Even i'm never watch a movie from the 80's... But I'm pretty sure this movie is one of the great!!! Best movie from the year 1980s

ajaymuthecooldevils
Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

½

Three cheers for two brothers together in a world-class cycling competition that really exciting me to make their win the race.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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