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Breaking Away (1979) is an utterly endearing coming-of-age story about a quartet of recent high school graduates – working-class “townie” kids in the university town of Bloomington, Indiana – trying to sort out their possibilities. Played, superlatively, by Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley, this is a group coming to terms with their own outsider status and realizing that they won’t be able to depend on each other forever. Director Peter Yates (in a surprising departure from the likes of Bullitt) gives us a lovely, sunlit interpretation of Steve Tesich’s Oscar®-winning screenplay, which zeroes in on Dave (Christopher), his eternally exasperated father (the marvelous Paul Dooley) and his understanding mother (Barbara Barrie in divine form); the result is a film that presents us with the Middle America of all our dreams.
Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley
Directed By: Peter Yates
Written By: Steve Tesich
Score By: Patrick Williams, Various
Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 / Color
Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
Subtitles: English SDH
Theatrical Release: 1979
Runtime: 101 Minutes
Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Actor Dennis Christopher and Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman / Road to Adulthood / Academy Booster / Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units