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Breaking Away


20 Jul 1979

1 hr 40 min

Comedy, Drama

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


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations.
Budget: $2M


Peter Yates


Art Levinson (Associate Producer)
Peter Yates (Producer)




Dennis Quaid (as Mike)
Daniel Stern (as Cyril)
Jackie Earle Haley (as Moocher)
Dennis Christopher (as Dave Stoller)
Barbara Barrie (as Evelyn Stoller)
Paul Dooley (as Ray Stoller)
Robyn Douglass (as Katherine)
Hart Bochner (as Rod)
Amy Wright (as Nancy)
Peter Maloney (as Doctor)
John Ashton (as Mike's Brother)
Lisa Shure (as French Girl)
Jennifer K. Mickel (as Girl)
P.J. Soles (as Suzy)



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