- 1 hr 45 min
Quicksilver is about a bicycle messenger named Jack Casey. At one point in his life, Jack was on top of the world, as he proved to be a whiz kid at picking great stocks to invest in. He was living the high life during a lucrative time for Wall Street, and he had the feeling that his life was going to be great forever. Jack's hubris ultimately gets the best of him, as he makes one too many risky financial decisions and ends up losing all of his money thanks to one very poor investment. He reaches a low point when he loses his job as a floor trader and must start all over. Because Jack is feeling low, he looks for something to help his spirits. He sees bicycle messengers roam the city streets and decides that that is exactly the kind of excitement he needs to get himself back on track. So, he applies for a job at the Quicksilver Express Co. to be a bike messenger. He gets the job, but his parents and girlfriend scoff at the idea, as they have gotten used to living off of his financial talents. They make their displeasure known, but Jack sticks to his guns and commits fully to being a messenger. While working at the bike messenger company, he meets another messenger named Terri. Terri plays hard-to-get at first because she is scared of being hurt, but Jack eventually wins her over, and the two form a strong bond. In the end, Jack must make a choice of whether to stay with the messenger service or go back to the financial world. He must choose between his head and his heart, and it is this choice that serves as the central theme of Quicksilver.