Breaking Away

Breaking Away

By Peter Yates

  • Genre: Peter Yates
  • Release Date: 1979-01-01
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: Peter Yates
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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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 to challenge the local college boys in the town's annual bike race.