Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Indiana townie (Dennis Christopher) acts Italian opposite college snobs.

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Breaking Away


Comedy drama100 Mins1979PG

Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his working-class friends Cyril (Daniel Stern), Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) and Mike (Dennis Quaid) spend their post-high school days in Bloomington, Indiana, sparring with snooty students from the local university, chasing girls and--in Dave's case--dreaming of competitive bicycle racing. The four friends face opposition from all corners as they decide to make Dave's dreams come true in the university's annual bicycle endurance race.


  • Uplifting
  • Endearing