American FlyersWhen Dr. Marcus Sommers realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David may be prone a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with his sibling, and invites him to train with him for a three-day bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains known as 'The Hell of the West.'
Actors of "American Flyers"
Characters of "American Flyers"
Directors of "American Flyers"John BadhamBirthdate: 25 August 1939, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Creators of "American Flyers"Steve TesichBirthdate: 29 September 1942, Uzice, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Critic Reviews of "American Flyers"VarietyAugust 04, 2008
Unfortunately, overblown production just pumps hot air in too many directions and comes up limp.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
A pleasant, straight-down-the-road, cliché-ridden ride.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
The performances aren't bad, but they aren't good enough to give the film the heft it doesn't otherwise have.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
American Flyers is shaky at the core, because it tries to tap-dance around its own central issues.Common Sense MediaNovember 08, 2016
Good-hearted '80s biking movie has cursing, sex.DVDLaserAugust 04, 2008
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.TV GuideAugust 04, 2008
Disjointed and underdeveloped.Spirituality and PracticeAugust 22, 2004
Offers a thrilling and positive portrait of cross-country biking.About.comJuly 14, 2003
Classic '80s sports movie. Surprising twist, and thrilling bike scenes.Film4May 24, 2003
Its overwelming sentimentality obscures the excitement of the race and some fine performances.eFilmCritic.comJanuary 15, 2003
There are certainly worse ways to spend 100 minutes - particularly if you're a bicycling enthusiast.Apollo GuideJanuary 01, 2000
Thankfully, Costner and Grant are able to overcome the bumpy screenplay and ride American Flyers to a satisfying, if predictable, conclusion.
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