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Release Date: April 4th, 2004

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2002

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Robyn Douglass, Hart Bochner

Director: Peter Yates

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

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