Breaking Away [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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The film is a piece of fiction not just in its plot but also in the details, but it is a good story. The primary character is Dave Stoller (played by Dennis Christoper), a recent high school graduate who isn't sure what to do with the rest of his life. He and his three friends Mike (a very young Dennis Quaid), Cyril (Daniel Stern) and Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) had made a high school pact to 'waste their lives together' hanging out in the comfortable, small-town atmosphere of Bloomington. However, half the town is university, with all the ambitious, young people that such institutions bring. Dave is son of Raymond (Paul Dooley) and Evelyn (Barbara Barrie), a typical middle class working couple. Raymond makes his living as a used-car salesman, largely taking advantage of the supposedly-smarter college kids. Barbara is trying to put some romance back into their lives.
In his boredom, Dave becomes obsessed with two things - Italian culture and bicycle racing. He calls his father and mother 'papa' and 'mama', plays Italian opera (Caruso, etc.Read more ›
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Great fun. The racing scenes are more than a bit unrealistic. But overall the film is tremendous fun. Five stars, no question.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant coming of age film set in Indiana. A high school senior finds his identity through cycling. Whimsical, funny, brilliant.Published 9 months ago by Edward Ferrie
I have a real soft spot for this film. Set in Bloomington Indiana, it focusses on four childhood friends, now aged nineteen who are contemplating what happens next after an aimless... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Moira
Probably my favourite film: funny, moving, exciting. Brilliant!Published 12 months ago by rugbyrebel