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Breaking Away (1979)

PG 100 min - Drama, Comedy - 24 May 1979
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This charming, Academy Award winner (1979, Screenplay) cycles high on comedy as four friends come to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclist Dave (Dennis Christopher) learns that the world's bicycling champions are always Italian, he attempts to turn himself into an Italian, driving his parents (Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley) crazy. But everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team-an encounter that ultimately leads him and his friends (Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley) to challenge the local college boys in the town's annual bike race.

Director:  Peter Yates
Stars:  Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Christopher, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Robyn Douglass, Hart Bochner, Amy Wright, Peter Maloney, John Ashton, Lisa Shure, Jennifer K. Mickel, P.J. Soles

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This charming, Academy Award winner (1979, Screenplay) cycles high on comedy as four friends come to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclist Dave (Dennis Christopher) learns that the world's bicycling champions are always Italian, he attempts to turn himself into an Italian, driving his parents (Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley) crazy. But everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team-an encounter that ultimately leads him and his friends (Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley) to challenge the local college boys in the town's annual bike race.



Tagline: The movie that tells you exactly what you can do with your high school diploma!

Genres: Drama, Comedy

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  24 May 1979

Box Office

Budget:  $2,300,000
Revenue:  $20,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  20th Century Fox

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Barbara Barrie {“Mrs. Stohler”}
DIRECTING — Peter Yates
MUSIC (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation -or- Adaptation Score) — Adaptation Score by Patrick Williams
BEST PICTURE — Peter Yates, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) — Steve Tesich – WON


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