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585 Ratings

Breaking Away

Directed by Peter Yates
United States, 1979


Dave (Dennis Christopher) dreams of becoming a champion bicycle racer, and since he knows that the best racers in the world are Italian, he sets out to re-invent himself as an Italian, driving his working-class father crazy in the process…

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Breaking Away Directed by Peter Yates

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1980 | Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

1980 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1979 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

BAFTA Awards

1980 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role

Directors Guild of America

1980 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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