Breaking Away (1979)


96 MIN


Weaving together the coming-of-age saga with a class warfare twist and the sporting myth, no wonder this award-winning drama is one of the most fondly remembered films of the 1970s. Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his townie friends (Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley) are languishing in girl-chasing, snob-fighting limbo until Dave’s obsession with cycle racing, and particularly the Italian team, is put to the test at the “Little 500”.