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Old 01-22-20, 03:27 AM
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Gonna have to also say Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
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Old 02-17-20, 12:39 PM
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Wonderful movie...about bikes with motors.
Anyone who cares about bikes with motors should really watch this, great movie.
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Old 02-26-20, 11:10 AM
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really cool movie
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Old 07-08-20, 05:43 PM
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A Sunday in Hell (1976) by Jørgen Leth. Masterpiece. It's on youtube!
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Old 07-08-20, 07:17 PM
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Old 07-13-20, 01:38 AM
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I've nearly exhausted all the bike movies in English, so for those of you that don't mind subtitles, I'd recommend:

The Kid With A Bike (2011)

Wadjda (2012)
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Old 07-13-20, 02:22 AM
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"Bicycle Thieves". It is an Italian movie from 1948 which is directed by Vittorio De Sici.
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Old 08-26-20, 06:52 PM
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I love Beijing Bicycle too much. It's about strong relation between bicycle and rider. Guai ,a 16 years old boy, had just come from a Chinese village to Beijing. After coming Beijing, he found a job as a courier at a delivery company. At start, the company paid %20 commission of income from deliveries and lent employees a brand new Merida. If they delivered enough packages, they would get the bicycle. Guai loved the bike lent by company, so he worked hard and determinedly to get it. But one day, someone stole the bike, so Guai left unemployed and without the bike that he loved.
I have seen it today, and found it
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Old 08-28-20, 05:11 AM
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I watched Bicycle Thieves (1948) for the first time ever last night. A timeless classic.

A lot of the bike films I have seen, namely The Kid With A Bike (2011), Beijing Bicycle (2001) borrow heavily from this original masterpiece.
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Old 09-09-20, 08:02 PM
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Breaking Away
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Old 09-09-20, 09:25 PM
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I used to get the different races (Tour de France, Paris–Roubaix, etc.) on VHS. Loved to watch Sean Kelly on the cobblestones.
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Old 10-12-20, 09:18 AM
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The idea of making a cycling version of Any Given Sunday is a fantastic idea! Might even help reinvigorate the American bicycling scene.

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Old 10-12-20, 09:34 AM
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I've enjoyed AMERICAN FLYERS a number of times.

I've often wondered, 1. How Eddie got Davey's shoe out of the pedals and 2. how Davey was able to pedal without the shoe on a quill pedal.

I really enjoyed the ten seconds rear wheel change.

For those of you who've watched AMERICAN FLYERS, what is your favourite part?

Cheers
I have a number of favorite scenes in American Flyers for lots of reasons, but personally, I have to admit, my favorite scene is when you see the team cars being unloaded before the second race. Weird, I know, but the reason is that after watching the film a dozen times and being inspired by it to really get into cycling, I bought a used Pinarello and discovered much later that for a VERY brief moment you see "my" Pinarello (or something very similar) being unloaded from on of the other team vans (I believe this was actual footage from one of the Coors classic races.
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Old 10-13-20, 11:10 AM
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American Flyers is my absolute favorite for a number of reasons. Here's just a few; great cast (even the Costner haters must see this if you look at the whole cast list). It was also a fantastic introduction to the world of professional cycling to a kid, like myself, who grew up far removed from any hints of cycling beyond the recreational level. For those readers who weren't in this situation at the time, try to imagine the mid-80's, living far from any major city or bike shop and you want to learn about something like the Giro d'Italia or maybe even follow professional cycling. Not easy! I think Breaking Away was a great film, but it focused on the thrill of cycling and the amateur level for all the right reasons. I think American Flyers picked up from that point and gave Americans, who had no real notion of professional cycling, and glimpse behind the scenes with an enjoyable story as well. I'm speaking from some experience here, as it was the film American Flyers that inspired me and my brother to venture out on our bikes beyond our long driveway. If that film had not provided the catalyst, I would have never had known what how great life can be on two wheels and under your own power. Two other points; first, in American Flyers, the sport (cycling) is center stage throughout the whole film. This can not be said abut all, or perhaps even most, sports films. As a rugby player, I was so excited to hear that Invictus was coming out in 2009. I was, however, so disappointed that the film has almost no rugby in it at all (IMHO). They seemed to take one of the world's most exciting sports and, although otherwise it's a fine film, suck the sports excitement right out of it. Not so with American Flyers. The film uses (and perhaps more importantly explains) stage races to an average American audience, which at the time most Americans would have had little exposure or access to. Last point for this post; name me another American feature film that gives voice to all of the American athletes who (for the right or wrong reasons) were denied their chance at the Olympics because of the 1980 summer Olympic boycott? The addition of Luca Bercovi's (Muzzin's) tirade aimed at the obstinate journalist was brilliant and the only film monument, that I can think of, to those athletes who were in the prime of their lives but denied their chance because they were forced to take part in a government directed protest. Whether you think the boycott was right or wrong, effective or not, this is the only place I can think of on film where the anguish of those athletes left behind can be heard.
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Old 10-20-20, 03:42 AM
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" Express Delivery " my favorite movie!)
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Old 05-02-21, 07:57 AM
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"The Flying Scotsman" is a very good movie.
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Old 05-15-21, 05:49 AM
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American Flyers for me
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Old 05-24-21, 11:26 PM
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I encountered the movie titled Wadjda, a Saudi Arabian movie. Its about a girl who is not allowed to ride a bike because of their culture and traditions. Better not watch this if you are soft hearted as surely you will cry. Though the message of the story is so strong!
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Old 05-25-21, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Matador6 View Post
American Flyers is my absolute favorite for a number of reasons...
I just watched American Flyers again last night, probably only the second or third time since the '80s (I actually saw it in the theater when it came out). Despite the typically horrible '80s soundtrack, it's a pretty cool movie. I had forgotten that Eddy Merckx was the official race starter! Funny that the Muzzin character was nicknamed "The Cannibal."
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Old 08-04-21, 01:55 PM
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Bicycle Thief - Vittorio de Sica is a great one. Neorealist movie from the late 1940s.
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Old 08-09-21, 10:35 PM
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American Flyers was a classic for me as a youngster. But recently, Pixar’s Luca shines a light on how much fun bikes can be as a kid!
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Old 12-27-21, 03:36 AM
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Another mention for The World's Fastest Indian (bikes with motors category), it's a great film.
Tells the true story of Burt Monro

From https://www.newzealand.com/int/featu...astest-indian/

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Old 01-25-22, 04:27 PM
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Bicycle Thieves
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Old 02-05-22, 06:38 AM
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One at a Time
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Old 02-05-22, 08:34 AM
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There are many, but one that stuck with me was "Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un Ciclista)" 1955.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048394/
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