American Flyers ★★½ 1985 (PG-13)
Two competitive brothers train for a grueling three-day bicycle race in Colorado while tangling with personal drama, including the spectre that one of them may have inherited dad's tendency for cerebral aneurisms and is sure to drop dead during a bike race soon. Written by bike movie specialist Tesich (“Breaking Away”) with a lot of the usual cliches (the last bike ride, battling bros, eventual understanding), which are gracefully overridden by fine bike-racing photography. Interesting performances, especially Chong as a patient girlfriend and Amos as the trainer. 113m/C VHS, DVD . Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul, John Amos, Janice Rule, Robert Kevin Townsend, Jennifer Grey, Luca Bercovici; D: John Badham; W: Steve Tesich; M: Lee Ritenour, Greg Mathieson.