Released in the USA on July 13 of 1979, "Breaking Away" (also known as "All American Boys", "Bambino", "Vier irre Typen") is a Comedy/Drama/Family/Sport film directed by Peter Yates , starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley.
The movie that tells you exactly what you can do with your high school diploma!
Who directed "Breaking Away":
Breaking Away was directed by Peter Yates, an English director, producer, actor, and writer.
Before making Breaking Away, Peter Yates had directed The Deep, released in 1977, Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), For Pete's Sake (1974), The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), The Hot Rock (1972), and Murphy's War (1971). Since, he directed Eyewitness, released in 1981, Krull (1983), The Dresser (1983), Suspect (1987), The House on Carroll Street (1988), and An Innocent Man (1989).
When was "Breaking Away" released:
Breaking Away was first released on Friday, July 13, 1979, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, July 13, 1979 are Dracula (dir. John Badham), Lost and Found (dir. Melvin Frank), and Just You and Me, Kid (dir. Leonard Stern). This was forty (40) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, January 09, 1980 in France; Friday, January 09, 1981 in Germany; Saturday, December 22, 1979 in Italy and on Saturday, April 12, 1980 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Breaking Away":
At the casting of Breaking Away we find Dennis Christopher, previously seen in A Wedding (1978) and September 30, 1955 (1977); Dennis Quaid (Our Winning Season (1978), September 30, 1955 (1977)); Daniel Stern (Starting Over (1979), A Small Circle of Friends (1980)) [ more... ]
- Daniel Stern and John Ashton also appeared together in Honky Tonk Freeway, released in 1981.
- Peter Maloney and Amy Wright also worked together in The Amityville Horror, released in 1979.
- Paul Dooley and Hart Bochner also worked together in For Your Consideration, released in 2006.
- Daniel Stern and Dennis Quaid can be seen in D.O.A., released in 1988.
What is the Storyline of "Breaking Away":
Dave (Dennis Christopher), Mike (Dennis Quaid), Cyril (Daniel Stern) and Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) are four working-class friends, living in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana. Now turning 19 years of age, they all graduated from high school the year before and are not sure what to do next with their lives. They spend much of their time together swimming in an old abandoned water-filled quarry, but also often clash with the more affluent Indiana University students in their hometown, who habitually [...]
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