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Breaking Away


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ilakano from walnut creek,ca

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2001

Strengths:    A great movie. The reference to Dave's mother's passport is her dream to take a trip to Europe or the Far East and she tells this to Dave to let him know that he shouldn't give up on his dream. A lesson for all of us. I watch this movie several times a year-usually when its raining. Every biker should own this movie.

Weaknesses:    The Preppie fratboy doesn't get his ass kicked often enough.

Bottom Line:   
No excuses for not owning this one if you ride. Also helps to explain our obession to our "significant" others.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Similar Products Used:   American Flyer. Kind of lame(cowboy hats?!!)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jorin Green a Racer from Rosetown, Sask Canada

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2000

Strengths:    An entertaining story.

Weaknesses:    A bit silly at times...

Bottom Line:   
A decent film about coming of age, with a fair bit of cycling in it. Not the greatest film I have ever seen, but definately worth the time to watch it.

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Favorite Trail:   A smooth road

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   American flyers

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD3 Saeco frame with 105, speedplay pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Racer from Katoomba,NSW

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2000

Weaknesses:    Smoking

Bottom Line:   
The best movie ever. Taped this movie 10 years ago and watch it every time I need a boost. Cannot work out the reference to Daves' mother's passport, any clues. Who was the sprinter (body double) following the semi, it certainly wasn't Dave. You want wont a REFUND if you hire it, my favourite part. 'Refund, Refund".

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Favorite Trail:   The Oaks at night

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Manitou FS circa 1995

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Linda Bookman a Road and Mountain Biker from San Jose, CA

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2000

Bottom Line:   
CUTTERS!! I've watched this movie time and time again - inspired every time by the passion for riding.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Freudy a Weekend Warrior from Boston, MA

Date Reviewed: October 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Motivating, real acting and Italian roadie stuff


Weaknesses:    
Typical happy ending


Bottom Line:   
Gets you all psyched up (or inspired) about Italian bikes and road racing/riding. Not only that, but it's also funny and well written. Def. a classic - no serious cyclist should be w/o one!

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Favorite Trail:   
Mine

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Chainsmoke, Kranked, American Flyers


Bike Setup:   
Some TV + a VCR, dim lights, cupajo and some cheese cake

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Todd Scott a Racer from Royal Oak, Michigan

Date Reviewed: October 14, 1999

Strengths:    
solid acting


Weaknesses:    
Hard to find in the video stores
predictable finish


Bottom Line:   
Rent this movie then ride a century singing in Italian. It's both funny and motivating.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross-Country Rider from Sunnyvale,CA

Date Reviewed: September 4, 1999

Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
This is the greatest movie ever. Even my girlfriend likes it. It only has road riding but hey it's 20 years old. It is funny and entertaining throughout the movie. My favorite scene is when he says he has to train and they show him riding rollers in the rain and his out of shape dad looks at him through the window of his work and just shakes his head. this movie is so good. Go rent it next time you go by a video store.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Bike Setup:   
bontrager race-lite

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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breaking away....

In Belgium.... Hopefully this video embed's properly. If not, then here's the link: [url=http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b70_1313426981]LiveLeak.com - Bike Behind a Truck at 60 mph[/url]Read More »

Breaking Away is on TV

Scrolling through the TV listings, I noticed Breaking away is on tonight at 9 on Vision TV. I've downloaded it, and watched it a couple times. It is regarded as one of the better cycling movies. Trailer Read More »

Breaking Away Movie Trailer - 1979

Read about this movie in an old 1979 Bicycling Magazine and have never seen it myself ---> :thumbsup: [URL="http://www.matttrailer.com/breaking_away_1979"]http://www.matttrailer.com/breaking_away_1979[/URL] [IMG]http://www.mattfind.com/12345673215-3-2-3_img/movie/k/n/z/breaking_away_1979_580x ... Read More »

Breaking Away

I have looked to the usual places (Amazon, etc.) and can't seem to find a downloadable/streaming version of "Breaking Away." Don't want to order a dvd, just want to download it. Any suggestions?Read More »

Breaking Away Screening!

Hey Angeleno Cyclists, Come down to Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Theater tomorrow night and Thursday at 7:00 pm to see the greatest cycling film of all time, BREAKING AWAY! Star Dennis Christopher will be on hand for a Q&A afterwards. Oscar nominated director (Up in the Air) Jason Reitman will i ... Read More »

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