Breaking Away

Breaking Away

By Peter Yates

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1979-01-01
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: Peter Yates
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


This charming, Academy Award winner (1979, Screenplay) cycles high on comedy as four friends come to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclist Dave (Dennis Christopher) learns that the world's bicycling champions are always Italian, he attempts to turn himself into an Italian, driving his parents (Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley) crazy. But everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team - an encounter that ultimately leads him and his friends to challenge the local college boys in the town's annual bike race.


  • An undiscovered work of art...

    By Unknown camel
    It's a shame this movie hasn't received more credit in the cinema community for its cast, crew, writing, and cinematography. This is a gorgeous yet small film that everyone should see!
  • Breaking Away

    By Filmmeister
    This one of the best movies ever made. Please Fox and iTunes bring it in HD to iTunes.
  • A gem of highest quality

    By Critique Cinematique
    Outstanding performances by every member of the cast, outstanding character development, and an all around feel-good sleeper.
  • A work of beuty

    By Asantekamill
    I watched this movie when I was a kid and still remember every scene. It's the definition of a feel good ,small movie with some the best acting you will ever see. Do yourself a favor and watch it. Guarantee to make you feel good for weeks!