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Breaking Away


Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Christopher View All


Peter Yates (Director), Steve Tesich (Screenplay) View All

Release: May 24th, 1979
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance.
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The setting is the small industrial town of Bloomington, Indiana where we meet Dave Stohler (Dennis Christopher), a recent high school graduate who after receiving an expensive Italian bycycle as gift, becomes completely immersed in Italian culture, learning to speak the language, changing his name,....


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