BREAKING AWAY - Le Tour Special (12)

Date Time
Sat 5th July 7.45pm

Dir: Peter Yates | 1979 | US | 101 mins
Cast | Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Peter Yates’ delightful coming-of-age film stars Dennis Christopher as Dave, a recent high school graduate on the cusp of adulthood with his friends (played by Dennis Quaid and Jackie Earle Haley) in Bloomington, Indiana. Cycling mad, he idolises the Italian racing team and is fascinated by Italian culture – exasperating his down-to-earth father Ray – and he’s thrilled when the Italians come to his small town and he gets to compete with them. A charming film that tells an effortlessly resonant story – taking in generational clashes, first love and the nostalgia of youthful ambition – and never simplifies its subject.

“A wonderfully sunny, funny, goofy, intelligent movie […] a treasure” Rogert Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

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