Film Details



BREAKING AWAY
Release Date: 1 Jan 1979
Duration (in mins): 100
Cast:
Dennis Christopher (Dave)
Dennis Quaid (Mike)
Daniel Stern (Cyril)
Jackie Earle Haley (Moocher)
Barbara Barrie (Mom)
Director:
Peter Yates
Writer:
Steve Tesich
Producer:
Peter Yates
Distribution
Company:
20th Century Fox Distribution
Production
Company:
20th Century Fox
Summary:
Dave is a recent high school graduate in Bloomington, Indiana, who is caught with his friends coasting between high school and deciding what to do with the rest of their lives. The four friends are snobbishly looked down upon by the college students of the town as "cutters," since they were born in Bloomington and their parents worked in the local limestone quarries that built the university.

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