Pee-wee Herman is a puer aeternus with a pimped-out bicycle that he treasures and that his neighbor, Francis Buxton, covets. A bike shop employee, Dottie, has a crush on Pee-wee, but he does not reciprocate it. Pee-wee's bike gets stolen while at the mall. He confronts Francis, who has an air-tight alibi. Pee-wee then offers a $10,000 reward for his bike. Francis, who did indeed pay to have someone steal the bike, is frightened by Pee-wee's relentlessness and then pays to have it sent away. After holding a meeting, Pee Wee angrily shouts Dottie down while she is giving suggestions to him and refused to admit he needed help from Dottie while telling her off. Now mad, Pee Wee gives Dottie a furious "I DON'T NEED ANYBODY!" Desperate, Pee-wee visits a psychic, Madam Ruby, who lies to him, claiming that the bike is in the basement of the Alamo. Pee-wee hitchhikes to Texas, getting rides from a fugitive, Mickey, and from a ghostly trucker, Large Marge.
The film has a nonlinear narrative. It contains numerous flash-forward and flashback cuts, indicated with an overlaid digital clock showing the time advancing rapidly forward/backward to the next scene. In chronological order:
The story is about a very passionate cyclist, Chou Ming, starting his cycling career in a team called Raident. There he met his friends. After some time, the team had to break up because the team doesn't have sufficient money to continue the team. The members were allocated to different teams. To the fore is a half love half sport movie. It is mainly about the passionate of the members riding bicycle to participate in races and a love affair between Chou Ming and a girl.
Dave, Mike, Cyril, and Moocher are four working-class friends, living in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana. Now turning 19 years old, they all graduated from high school the year before and are not sure what to do with their lives. They spend much of their time together swimming in an old abandoned water-filled quarry, but also often clash with the more affluent Indiana University students in their hometown, who habitually refer to them as "cutters", a derogatory term for locals stemming from the local Indiana Limestone industry and the stonecutters who worked the quarries. Dave is obsessed with competitive bicycle racing, and Italian racers in particular, because he recently won a Masi bicycle. His down-to-earth father, a former stonecutter who now operates his own used car business (sometimes unethically), is puzzled and exasperated by his son's love of Italian music and culture, which Dave associates with cycling. However, his mother Evelyn is more understanding.
The story focuses on Madame Souza, an elderly woman raising her young grandson, Champion. Souza notices her grandson is sad and lonely, hinted as due to the loss of his parents, so she first tries to get him interested in the piano. When this fails, she buys him a puppy named Bruno to cheer him up. Although he is initially happy, he quickly becomes melancholic once again. After discovering that Champion has a keen interest in road bicycle racing, because it is implied that Champion's deceased parents were bicyclists, she buys him a tricycle. Years later, Champion becomes a professional cyclist with Souza as his coach.
Jack Casey (Kevin Bacon) is a young floor trader who loses all of his company's and family's savings on a risky business decision. Deflated and disenchanted with his profession, he quits his job and becomes a bicycle messenger. Casey has to deal with his parents and his girlfriend, who are disappointed with his new job. Along with the colorful characters that work with him, he saves a troubled young woman named Terri (Jami Gertz) from a gang.
Le journaliste sportif irlandais David Walsh est convaincu que les performances de Lance Armstrong lors de ses victoires au Tour de France sont alimentées par des substances interdites. Avec cette conviction, il commence la chasse aux preuves qui confondront Armstrong.
The film's story focuses on Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother (Talia Shire) and sister. Cru is faced with a tough decision: the qualifying races for Helltrack are the same day as his SATs, which he must take in order to attend college. However, winning Helltrack means a lucrative sponsorship deal and fame. Cru chooses the latter option, ignoring his mother's wishes.
The film starts with Graeme Obree (Miller), who suffers from crippling bipolar disorder, cycling into a wood where he prepares to hang himself. A flashback to Obree's (Sean Brown) childhood depicts him being physically attacked at school by other pupils, leaving severe psychological scars. One day Obree is given a bicycle by his parents and we see Obree evading the bullies on his bike.
In 2009 director Alex Gibney set out to film The Road Back, a documentary on cyclist Lance Armstrong's comeback year after a four-year retirement from the sport. Three years later, on October 2012, a doping investigation led to his lifetime ban from competition and the stripping of his seven Tour de France titles, and the documentary was shelved. On January 14, 2013, three hours after his appearance on Oprah, Armstrong went back to Gibney to set the record straight about his career.
Ce documentaire filmé lors du Tour de France 1962, n'est pas un résumé de la course. Il permet de se rendre compte de l'ambiance avec la caravane publicitaire, du public sur le bord des routes, les motards suivant les coureurs et des anecdotes de cycliste. La caméra suit les abandons de l'Italien Zorzi et du Belge Van Looy.
Ancien cycliste de renommée et désormais employé chez Sport 2000, François Nouel (Clovis Cornillac) suit depuis toujours le Tour de France. Mais alors qu'il a prévu de partir en vacances avec son fils et sa femme Sylvie (Élodie Bouchez), son employeur lui demande de remplacer un collègue de travail pour faire partie de la caravane du Tour. Pris au dépourvu, François ne peut cacher la vérité durant la soirée de présentation de l'équipe sponsorisée par Sport 2000, et par inadvertance, casse le porte-bonheur de Tony Agnelo (Ary Abittan), leader de l'équipe. En une soirée, il perd son travail et sa femme part en vacances avec leur fils Thomas.