ABOUT THE MOVIE
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee, the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie -- super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic.
But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.
STARRING:Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez
WHO WILL DIG IT?
Fans of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, high-speed bike scenes (and we're talking bicycles here), and those who find themselves waxing nostalgic over Kevin Bacon's "Quicksilver" (1986).
THREE GOOD REASONS
- 1As a New York City bike messenger, Gordon-Levitt doesn't ride just any old bike. He rides what the crazies ride: a "fixie" with a single gear and no brakes.
- 2Very few folks play angry and maniacal quite like Michael Shannon, who portrays a dirty cop who wants what Gordon-Levitt has been hired to deliver.
- 3If you miss this film, you'll have only four other chances to see Gordon-Levitt on the big screen this year.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
Gordon-Levitt received 31 stitches after being injured on the set. While he did much of the riding himself, Gordon-Levitt did have four stunt doubles to perform the more ridiculous of the film's physical feats.