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Breaking Away

1979 Rated PG 1hr 40m

After graduating from high school, Dave Stohler dreams of becoming a champion bicyclist. Posing as an exchange student to mask his working-class roots, he frustrates his parents and charms a local college girl.

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Movie Details

1980 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
1980 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Barbara Barrie
  • Best Director nominee: Peter Yates
  • Best Music Score nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1


Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; feature video; trailer; TV spots; featurettes.