American Flyers Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.50/10 from 6700 votes
Tags: cycling sport
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La carrera de la vida

Title in Italiano:

Il vincitore

Title in Português:

Com Asas nos Pés


American Flyers is a 1985 American sports drama film directed by John Badham and starring Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul, Luca Bercovici, and Janice Rule. The film is about two brothers, Marcus and David, who enter a grueling bicycle race called "The Hell of the West" in Colorado. Marcus is a successful doctor and David is a former Olympic cyclist who has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal blood disorder. As they train and compete in the race, they confront their past and their relationship with each other.

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American Flyers
Brand New Day
Lee Ritenour: Writer
Dirty Dog
Billy Gibbons: Writer
ZZ Top: Performer
Gone Ridin'
Chris Isaak: Writer
Bad Moon Rising
Gone Ridin'
Chris Isaak: Performer
American Flyers (Performed by Glenn Shorrock)
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Traveling Music
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Brand New Day (Performed by Danny Hutton)
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Gone Ridin' (Performed by Chris Issak)
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Bad Moon Rising (Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Brothers' Theme (Part. 1)
Greg Mathieson: Performer
The J Factor
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Theme from American Flyers (Hell of the West)
Greg Mathieson: Performer
The Breakaway
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Brothers' Theme, Part 2
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Greg Mathieson: Performer
Epilogue (Third Race)
Greg Mathieson: Performer

User reviews

Patricia Wright

Overall, the soundtrack of American Flyers missed the opportunity to elevate the storytelling and connect the audience with the characters' emotional journey.

Steven Johnson

The music selection in the film effectively conveys the inner struggles and challenges faced by the characters, adding depth to their personal journeys.

Laura Adams

The soundtrack of American Flyers felt uninspired and generic, lacking any memorable or emotionally impactful tracks.

Mark Turner

Overall, the music in American Flyers serves as a powerful narrative tool, enhancing the character development and storytelling in a way that resonates with the audience on a profound level.

Stephanie Lee

The soundtrack of American Flyers truly captures the intensity and emotional depth of the film's storyline. The music enhances every scene, from the exhilarating race sequences to the heartfelt moments between the two brothers.

Melissa Gonzalez

The soundtrack features memorable themes and motifs that stay with you long after the movie ends, evoking a sense of nostalgia and connection to the story.

Karen Green

The composition of the soundtrack is masterfully done, blending a mix of energetic and poignant melodies that perfectly reflect the characters' journey and struggles. Each track adds a layer of emotion and intensity to the film, making it a truly immersive experience for the audience.

Richard Roberts

The soundtrack of American Flyers perfectly captures the intensity and emotion of the cycling race scenes, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Melissa Thomas

The use of different musical motifs throughout the movie helps to establish a strong connection between the audience and the characters, making their triumphs and setbacks more impactful.

Donna Evans

The music in American Flyers effectively underscores key moments of triumph, struggle, and introspection, elevating the impact of these scenes on an emotional level.

Karen Miller

The memorable melodies and dynamic rhythms of the film's music evoke a sense of adrenaline and determination, mirroring the competitive spirit and passion of the characters as they push themselves to the limit in the race.

Elizabeth Anderson

The musical score seamlessly blends with the visuals, creating a cohesive and immersive atmosphere that draws viewers into the world of competitive cycling.

Edward Gonzalez

The soundtrack of American Flyers perfectly captures the intensity and emotional depth of the film's storyline, enhancing the viewing experience for the audience.

Elizabeth White

The music failed to enhance the emotional depth of the film, often feeling disconnected from the scenes and failing to create a cohesive atmosphere.

Laura Wright

The soundtrack showcases a diverse range of instruments and arrangements, contributing to the overall richness and depth of the film's audio landscape.

Amanda Evans

The musical score of American Flyers is a standout element of the film, elevating the storytelling and creating a lasting impact on the viewer. The soundtrack stays with you long after the movie ends, resonating with its powerful themes of perseverance, brotherhood, and overcoming adversity.

Edward Carter

The soundtrack of American Flyers seamlessly blends with the visuals, creating a cohesive and immersive storytelling experience that keeps viewers engaged from start to finish.

Joseph Turner

The use of different musical styles and tones in the soundtrack reflects the varied emotions and challenges faced by the characters in the film, adding layers of complexity to their journeys.