Quicksilver (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Quicksilver (1986)




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In this underscripted and not wholly convincing drama, Kevin Bacon plays Jack Casey, an up-and-coming broker who crashes on the stock market one day and cashes in whatever he has left to become a bicycle messenger in San Francisco. Although not exactly a logical alternative, bicycling the hilly streets of S.F. turns out to be dangerous after Casey runs into Gypsy (Rudy Ramos), the street pusher who has the messengers run drugs for him. A series of characters and events drop in and out of the conflict between Gypsy and Casey, including love interest Terri (Jami Gertz) and Casey's friend Hector (Paul Rodriguez). Music dominates throughout the film which includes scenes of breakdancing on bikes.
PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Kevin Bacon
as Jack Casey
Jami Gertz
as Terri
Paul Rodriguez
as Hector Rodriguez
Rudy Ramos
as Gypsy
Andrew Smith
as Gabe Kaplan
David Harris
as Apache
Patricia West-Dale Ruth
as Secretary Ad Agency
Georgann Johnson
as Mrs. Casey
Nelson Vails
as Messenger in Maroon Beret
Lou Dinos
as Cha Cha
Michael Kaye
as Dedicated
Joel Weiss
as Educated
Leila Kane
as Maria Rodriguez
Frank D'Annibale
as Grocery Store Owner
Jimmy Romano
as Spider
Patricia West-Del Ruth
as Secretary Ad Agency
Joe Leahy
as Brokers at Lunch
Michael Fox
as Brokers at Lunch
Richard Warlock
as Cab Driver
Joseph Hieu
as Asian Gang Member
Michael Paul Chan
as Asian Gang Member
Peck Joseph
as Counterman
Robert Cotney
as Waiter
Launa Morosan
as Bar Flirt
Vanessa Newman
as Nector's Niece
Michael O'Rourke
as Public Trader
Irwin Schier
as Broker
Martin Aparijo
as Bicycle Messenger
Woody Itson
as Bicycle Messenger
Franz Krotochvil
as Bicycle Messenger
William J. Napoli
as Options Trader
John E. Cappiello
as Options Trader
Alan J. Sondag
as Options Trader
Jim Henry
as Options Trader
Reid Steiner
as Options Trader
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Critic Reviews for Quicksilver

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Still holds up well and entertains thoroughly.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Finally, the "ten-speed bike" opus we've all been waiting for.

April 3, 2005

Not even the rock soundtrack can infuse this story with any momentum or meaning.

August 25, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Mediocre '80s movie with some characters that don't quite make sense.

August 13, 2003

Audience Reviews for Quicksilver


Friends and family of the main character continue to tell the main character to stop riding his bike. He continues to ride. Kinda like my life.

Mark Pemble
Mark Pemble

Kevin Bacon plays a Wall Street washout turned urban bicycle messenger. And that premise is supposed to carry a feature length film. It doesn't work out so well.

Ryan Voss
Ryan Voss

Daft but enjoyable 80's drama with Kevin Bacon.

Jonny Crumley
Jonny Crumley

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