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Favourite bike related film...

MonkeyMonsterMonkeyMonster Posts: 4,628
edited March 2011 in Commuting chat
So it only needs to have a bike in at some point to qualify :D

So mine is an oldie with a son and father both doing an america (i think) road race and near the end the father pulls out with brain issues (nose bleeds etc). Son does a massive sprint away on last race to claw back time (from various check points) and finishes the race after a crash by hobbling across the line...
Son also breaks his dads running machine record near the start of the film.


Any one remember that one?
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    American Flyers

    They were brothers - didn't rember but it was Costner!

    My personal favourite

    Texas Chainstay Massacre

    or failing that

    Cannondale Run
    Fixed gear for wet weather / hairy roadie for posing in the sun.

    What would Thora Hurd do?
  • inceince Posts: 289
    I watched The Flying Scotsman a couple of weeks back and enjoyed that.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,399 Lives Here
    It's not my favourite but Belleville rendezvous is very good.


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  • kelsenkelsen Posts: 2,003
    nuff said!

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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Yeah both Belleville Rendezvous and Flying Scotsman are good.

    ET for a bit of nostalgia?

    Edit: Kelsen beat me to it
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  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Breaking away. American teen tries to become a racer and is in awe of an Italian cycling team who come to his town......... Superb, from 1979.
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  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Butch Cassisdy and the Sundance Kid :D

    Or if I can stretch the definition of of bicycle a bit (to just focus on the pedal power aspectt) then it has to be the utterly wonderful Bugsy Malone
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  • There's a bit of cycling at the beginning of Donnie Darko. Jake is supposed to be a bit of a closet (cough, cough) weekend roadie. You wouldn't know it from watching him on a bike in that film.

    ETA: Overcoming is pretty good.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • Riding Miss Daisy?

    Debbie Does the Tour of Dallas?

    The Devil in the Last 10km (bit subtle, perhaps?)?
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    Carry on Campagnolo
    Fixed gear for wet weather / hairy roadie for posing in the sun.

    What would Thora Hurd do?
  • DuduDudu Posts: 4,637
    Jour de Fete (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jour_de_f%C3%AAte) is fun.

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  • jejvjejv Posts: 566
    Jour de fête:

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    How's that for scalping?
  • American Flyers

    They were brothers - didn't rember but it was Costner!

    Well chuff me... costner! Bad tashe though, you can see why I thought he might be dad...
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  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Check out this series of videos from the US 7-11 team, early 80s / late 70s judging by the awesome musical score (Be a Champion - Hammer it out!!):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_O7e0dA ... re=related
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Born to be wild......

    oh, hang on..... :shock:
  • unixnerd wrote:
    Breaking away. American teen tries to become a racer and is in awe of an Italian cycling team who come to his town......... Superb, from 1979.

    +1 Great film
  • marchantmarchant Posts: 362
    If it only has to have a bike in it at some point, then it's got to be ....

    Project A with Jackie Chan
  • marchant wrote:
    If it only has to have a bike in it at some point, then it's got to be ....

    Project A with Jackie Chan

    Awesome :D
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  • bunterbunter Posts: 327
    marchant wrote:
    If it only has to have a bike in it at some point, then it's got to be ....

    Project A with Jackie Chan

    loved watching that! You've made my evening...
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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    The Pope's Toilet

    In Melo, a poor Uruguyan country village near the Brazilian border, several men earn their living from contraband, mostly transported on bicycles. One of them, Beto, is getting too old for heavy freights but hopes to a earn a motorbike. The idea is to build and charge money for the use of a proper lavatory at the occasion of the first-ever papal visit to Urugay, as is holiness is expected to pass trough Melo where he may be cheered by hordes of Catholic Brazilians
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    +1 for Life Cycles, got the Bluray version.
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  • dilemnadilemna Posts: 2,187
    1. The Likely Lads

    2. Bicycle Thieves

    3. The Great Escape
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  • Transformers! :D


    Love that film.... for errrrr...... no particular reason.



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  • bdave262000bdave262000 Posts: 270
    The bit in Thelma & Louise when the black guy on the road bike is cycling along in the desert smoking a spliff, stops when he sees the police car at the side of the road, hears the cop trapped in the boot, then blows smoke into the hole in the top of the boot lid where the cop is sticking his finger out of, then cycles off.

    At least I think its Thelma and Louise.
    Fat lads take longer to stop.
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    what was the one where the kid (im sure it was a disney film) loves the Tour De France an rebuilds an old bike an he falls off at the end on the gravel oval

    i rememeber the best part of the film is where he is riding down the road an a truck gets in front to act as a wind deflector an the police pull over the truck for speeding......any ideas what it was called?


    oh an "real biking vids" Mudcows1 , Chain Smoke and Dirty Tricks and Cunning Stunts

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  • mudcow007 wrote:
    what was the one where the kid (im sure it was a disney film) loves the Tour De France an rebuilds an old bike an he falls off at the end on the gravel oval

    i rememeber the best part of the film is where he is riding down the road an a truck gets in front to act as a wind deflector an the police pull over the truck for speeding......any ideas what it was called?

    It's Breaking Away, a truly great film and I don't think it has anything to do with Disney
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