Breaking Away

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979

Brief Synopsis: "Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1979: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Dennis Quaid (Mike)
  • Daniel Stern (Cyril)
  • Jackie Earle Haley (Moocher)
  • Dennis Christopher (Dave Stoller)
  • Barbara Barrie (Evelyn Stoller)
  • Paul Dooley (Ray Stoller)
  • Robyn Douglass (Katherine)
  • Hart Bochner (Rod)
  • Amy Wright (Nancy)
  • Peter Maloney (Doctor)
  • John Ashton (Mikes Brother)
  • Lisa Shure (French Girl)
  • Jennifer K. Mickel (Girl)
  • P.J. Soles (Suzy)
  • Peter Yates (Director)