Four buddies live in Bloomington, Indiana, facing life as working class "cutters" in a college town. Focus is on Dave and his $1200 La Strada bike.

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 Evelyn Stoller / ... (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Dave Stoller (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Moocher (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tom Wiggin ...
 Mike (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Thom Bray ...
 Cyril (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Ray Stoller (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shelby Brammer ...
 Nancy (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steve Doubet ...
 Steve (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Paulina Bornstein / ... (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Roy (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lou Walker ...
 Mr. Fields / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
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Four buddies live in Bloomington, Indiana, facing life as working class "cutters" in a college town. Focus is on Dave and his $1200 La Strada bike.

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Barbara Barrie, Jackie Earle Haley, and John Ashton reprised their roles from the original movie, Breaking Away (1979) for this short-lived TV series. See more »

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Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

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It Just Never Got A Chance
12 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never seen this show but I love the movie and since it didn't get a sequel, I think it should've made a TV Show, maybe it failed for the reason many sequels/spin-offs fail: Lack of cast. The only original cast members returning were Jackie Earle Haley (Moocher) and Barbara Barrie (Mrs. Stohler). John Ashton returned as well, but he had a smaller part as Mike's brother. Shaun Cassidy did play Dave though, where as the original actor Dennis Christopher, did hardly anything after this. But Moocher is a guy that could be replaced, but he was the only one who wasn't, I mean, I like Jackie Earle Haley and all, but I just didn't like him in this. Maybe cause I'm a die-hard Bad News Bears fan. Yep. that's probably why.


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