Breaking Away

Breaking Away (1979)

The movie that tells you exactly what you can do with your high school diploma!

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1979-05-24
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 250 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Peter Yates
star 7.1/10
From 250 Ratings


Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his three 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.

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  • Dennis Christopher

    as Dave Stoller
  • Dennis Quaid

    as Mike
  • Daniel Stern

    as Cyril
  • Jackie Earle Haley

    as Moocher
  • Barbara Barrie

    as Evelyn Stoller
  • Paul Dooley

    as Ray Stoller
  • Robyn Douglass

    as Katherine
  • Hart Bochner

    as Rod
  • Amy Wright

    as Nancy
  • Peter Maloney

    as Doctor
  • John Ashton

    as Mike's Brother
  • Lisa Shure

    as French Girl
  • Jennifer K. Mickel

    as Girl
  • P.J. Soles

    as Suzy
Directing Peter Yates Director
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Editing Cynthia Scheider Editor
Production Art Levinson Associate Producer
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Peter Yates Producer
Art Patrizia von Brandenstein Art Direction
Camera Matthew F. Leonetti Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Marvin G. Westmore Makeup Artist
Sound Dan Sable Sound Editor
Art Lee Poll Set Decoration
Directing Ana Maria Quintana Script Supervisor
Sound Michael Moyse Sound Editor
Lighting Mike Weathers Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Betsy Cox Costume Design
Sound Leonard A. Engel Music Editor
Art Mark Wade Property Master
Camera James Glennon Camera Operator
Directing Michael Grillo Assistant Director
Production Elise Rohden Production Coordinator
Crew Conrad E. Palmisano Stunt Coordinator
Writing Steve Tesich Screenplay
Sound Patrick Williams Original Music Composer