American Flyers Goofs
We believe the following are all legit mistakes. If we've bungled it, or you have additional info, please update us.
Thanks to MichaelEddy Merckx is incorrectly billed in the credits as Eddie Merckx.
Rewind ArchiveIf you watch closely in the scene at Monument National Park, you can see one of the cyclists (an extra) go over the edge. You see him, a puff of dust, and then he is gone. He went over a dropoff of over 1000 feet and was only saved when a small tree snagged his bike.
Thanks to ChuckIf you see cyclists with bandages, they weren't props. The medics were really kept busy. The scene where Rae does the tire change was filmed several times before she got it right. In previous attempts, she kept throwing the flattened wheel into the path of the oncoming racers (left). This caused a few of the bandages in the movie. Watch for it and you can imagine her throwing a wheel into your path!
Thanks to Donald SuttieWhen 'David' crashes just before the finish line, he would still have got his placing regardless if other riders passed him under UCI rules as he crashed within 300 mtrs of the finish, as long as he carried his bike across the line.
There was no need for him to rush over the line, as he did in the film.
Thanks to John GrayMarcus tells David that he is 2mins and 11 seconds behind the leader on the second stage and then hatches the flags plan to get back 2mins.
Great, but David finishes third, a second or two behind the Russian who is credited with being two seconds behind Canibal, so in fact David is four or five seconds behind the Canibal on top of the 11 seconds, so when he finishes 11 seconds in front of the Canibal he is still 4 to five seconds behind him.
David actually finishes second, not first.
Thanks to Ruben NeriaAfter the stress test and Macus calling home to mom, the trio goes back to the gym after hours.
While holding McDonalds take out, they walk into the gym in fast motion. Marcus talks to David while taking a bite out of his burger.
Obviously these words were placed in there after the filming. None of their lips are even moving.
Sometimes an apparent goof is not a real mistake
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "American Flyers".
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