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"The movie that tells you exactly what you can do with your high school diploma!"
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The coming-of-age story meets the exhausting sports contest in the small, appealing film "Breaking Away," released in 1979. A group of young and restless high school graduates, townies in Bloomington, Ind., takes on privileged college kids of Indiana University in the city's annual Little 500 bicycle race that is a nod to the Indianapolis 500. Dennis Christopher plays the leader of the group, Dave, a young man who is obsessed with everything to do with Italy, the Italian language, European cycling and the beautiful IU student he dubs "Katarina" and works a bit too hard to impress.

Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley (playing practical Mike, Cyril and quick-tempered Moocher) complete this band of brothers the wealthy guys on campus sneeringly call "cutters," because their working-class fathers toiled in the limestone quarry outside town. Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley are a delight as Dave's patient mother and car-dealer father.

Breaking Away is an Drama, Comedy movie that was released in 1979 and has a run time of 1 hr 40 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 91.

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| 1979 | 1 hr 40 min | 7.7/10 | 91/100
Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley
Peter Yates

Also starring Dennis Christopher