awards & nominations

Breaking Away (1979)

Dennis Christopher as "Dave Stoller"

Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his working-class friends Cyril (Daniel Stern), Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) and Mike (Dennis Quaid) spend their post-high school days in Bloomington, Indiana, sparring with snooty students from the local university, chasing girls and--in Dave's case--dreaming of competitive bicycle racing. The four friends face opposition from all corners as they decide to make Dave's dreams come true in the university's annual bicycle endurance race.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)WonMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

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