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?
First of two [to date, March 2015] collaborations of actors Daniel Stern
and Dennis Quaid
. Their second would be around nine years later on the motion picture film noir remake D.O.A.
(1988). See more
As the Cinzano truck is being pulled over, Dave passes the truck and can be seen crossing a bridge. In another shot, you can see the truck behind Dave, on the shoulder, but no bridge. See more
I was proud of my work. And the buildings went up. When they were finished the damnedest thing happened. It was like the buildings were too good for us. Nobody told us that. It just felt uncomfortable, that's all.
M' apparì tutt' amor
from "Marta" (Italian version)
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
Sung by Dennis Christopher See more