Best friends Dave, Mike, Cyril and Moocher have just graduated from high school. Living in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana, they are considered "cutters": the working class of the town so named since most of the middle aged generation, such as their parents, worked at the local limestone quarry, which is now a swimming hole. There is great animosity between the cutters and the generally wealthy Indiana University students, each group who have their own turf in town. The dichotomy is that the limestone was used to build the university, which is now seen as being too good for the locals who built it. Although each of the four is a totally different personality from the other three, they also have in common the fact of being unfocused and unmotivated in life. The one slight exception is Dave. Although he has no job and doesn't know what to do with his life, he is a champion bicycle racer. He idolizes the Italian cycling team so much he pretends to be Italian, much to the chagrin... Written by
Somewhere between growing up and settling down... [Australia Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
Initially, the Indiana Student Foundation promised director Peter Yates
20,000 student extras for the final race scenes. Unfortunately, only 3,000 showed up, causing Yates to change his camera angles. See more
The scene were Dave is chasing the Cinzano truck towards Indianapolis, he passes fields of corn at least 5-6' tall. As this occurred prior to the Little 500, which is held in early spring, it is doubtful the corn would have grown to that nearly harvest stage in early spring. See more
You mean we might be a father?
No. I might be a father. And your mom might be a mother. And YOU might be a brother. See, that way I keep it all in the family.
Wow! Hey, I didn't think people your age...
The next word may be your last, kid!
M' apparì tutt' amor
from "Marta" (Italian version)
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
Sung by Dennis Christopher See more