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Old 04-25-2008, 09:00 PM
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Question Breaking Away... and other bike movies...

Picked up my copy of Breaking Away today... Got me thinking about Bikes in Movies. Which movies feature bikes as a serious plot element?

I remember these:

Breaking Away
Quicksilver
American Flyer
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
The Muppet Movie
Good Morning Vietnam

Any others?
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Good Morning Vietnam is a bit of a stretch. But along that line, The Wizard of Oz opened with a bike scene. Before the witch flew on a broom, she rode a bike and stole Toto with it.

On the TV front, I always wished that Jerry Seinfeld would have once taken his bike off the wall and rode it somewhere.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:30 AM
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bikes were also in Goonies.
Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) on Arrested Development rides a bike everywhere in season 1 and some of 2 (i think).
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Lets not forget that scene W/Henry Thomas and his friends (both local and um, er... out of state...)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial


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Old 04-28-2008, 07:46 AM
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Any number of movies when I was a kid in the seventies that featured BMX bikes. God I loved tooling around w/ my buddies at constructions sites and park trails. Illicit but harmless fun. No helmets, no gear, broken bones and stitches were part of the admission price and worn as a badge of honor.

Dazed and Confused, which is a pretty realistic portrayal of teenage life in 1978. What a different society that was. Crazy.
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Default Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head....

Perfect title for a song based on this spring... "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"... from the bicycle scene in:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid



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Not that it was ridden, but there was an important part of the movie "Spirited Away" that featured a bike...

And "Kiki's Delivery Service" also had bikes in it.

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Oh, yeah... What about the web based "TV" show...

"The Bicyclist"
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