Peter Yates’ (Bullitt) outstanding cult classic cycling movie Breaking Away received huge acclaim on its original release earning awards and accolades galore including five Oscar nominations, taking the prize for Best Original Screenplay in 1979 along with a BAFTA and a Golden Globe award. This heart warming coming-of-age story has taken its place as the greatest cycling movie ever made and finally makes its way on to DVD for the first ever on 28 June 2010.
Starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern, Breaking Away tells the tale of four friends in small town America as they graduate from high school uncertain about what their futures hold. Dave’s (Christopher – A Wedding) passion is cycling and he dreams of becoming a world champion, like his Italian idols. He fantasises about escaping his life and goes as far as pretending to be Italian to realise his dream.