Five Day Bicycle Race (DVD)


An irreverent and insightful look at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City, produced by an ad hoc group of documentarians from around the country. It covers everything from the official proceedings leading to the nomination of Jimmy Carter inside Madison Square Garden to the countercultural pranksters outside on the streets, and features a wide array of characters, including Jimmy Carter and family, Bella Abzug, Jerry Brown, Chevy Chase, David Dellinger, Betty Freidan, Hubert Humphrey, Jesse Jackson, and Ron Kovic.

Special features include a deleted scene called “Alternatives,” documenting the countercultural craziness on the streets of New York as David Peel, Marshall Efron, and Wavy Gravy perform satirical songs and advocate “Nobody for President.” Also included is unused bonus footage of an interview with broadcaster Howard Cosell in his Manhattan apartment as he reflects on sports, politics, television, and life.

Price: $24.95
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