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Breaking Away
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2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 9 23:54
Yates (Curtain Call) directed, the Oscar winning screenplay was written by the late Steve Tesich (The World According Peter to Garp). Dennis Christopher (It's My Party, The Profiler (Jack)) plays Dave, who likes to pretend to be Italian, calls his mother Barbara Barrie ("Suddenly Susan") "mama", and his dad "papa", shaves his legs because bicyclists in Italy are supposed to do that, and his friend... read more
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Description: Best friends Dave, Mike, Cyril and Moocher have just graduated from high school. Living in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana, they are considered "cutters": the working class of the town so named since most of the middle aged generation, such as their parents, worked at the local limestone quarry, which is now a swimm ... (more)
Release date: 20 July 1979
UPC: 024543029083
1979 (9), Drama (6), Comedy (4), Coming Of Age (4), 1970s (2), Friendship (2), Sports (2), Cycling (2), Indiana (2), Family (2), Classics (1), French (1), Cologne (1), Father Son Relationship (1), Academy Award Winners (1), Watch Online (1), Pizza (1), Prank (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Youth (1)
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