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.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: At once a touching, funny coming-of-age story and a compelling sports film, Breaking Away is a delightful treat.
Rousing bicycle-race tale has some profanity, mild violence.
Cast & Crew
- 20th Century Fox
- © 1979 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
- English (Stereo)
Danish (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles), German (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
- Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.