Breaking Away (1979) Poster



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Breaking Away (1980) (TV Series)


Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1979) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Stan and Trish on Bad Clams
American Gigolo (1980)
seen on a movie theater marquee
Saturday Night Live: Elliott Gould/Gary Numan (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Father Guido Sarducci while wating for Richard Nixon
Saturday Night Live: Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Bill Murray's Oscar predictions
Fade to Black (1980)
bambino sign
Sneak Previews: Fade to Black/The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith/The Idolmaker/Every Man for Himself (1980) (TV Episode)
In his review of "Fade to Black" (1980), Roger Ebert mentions that Dennis Christopher also starred in this movie.
C.O.D. (1981)
Behind-The-Scenes: 'Blue Thunder' (1983) (Video)
This movie is mentioned in relation to 'Blue Thunder' actor Daniel Stern.
Siskel & Ebert: Something Wild/The Mission/Hoosiers/Sky Bandits (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Hoosiers" review.
Siskel & Ebert: Winter People/Say Anything.../Field of Dreams/She's Out of Control/Dead Calm (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Say Anything..." review.
Alex (1992)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike: (a girl on a bike appears) Mrs. Breaking Away.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Breaking Away 2: The Clonus Horror"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) (TV Episode)
"Jimmy Stewart and Rex Allen in "Breakin' In""
The Simpsons: The Blunder Years (2001) (TV Episode)
The quarry scenes
Reba: Skating Away (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gilmore Girls: New and Improved Lorelai (2005) (TV Episode)
Michel calls one of the cyclists "Mr. Breaking Away."
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.34 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Hello, Potpourri" category
2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "Halloween Potion-ma-jig", Homestar's Halloween costume is of Moocher
Psych: Rob-a-Bye Baby (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gus as one of Jackie Earle Haley's films
QI: France (2009) (TV Episode)
Alan Davies mentions that the cyclists in the film shave their legs for aerodynamic reasons.
American Masters: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011) (TV Episode)
Paul Dooley's role in the film is mentioned in an article that appears on screen.
Casting By (2012)
poter, written by Steve Tesich
The Cinema Snob: Bushwhacked (2016) (TV Episode)
a movie that better showcases Stern's talents
31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: Quick Takes (The Rejects) (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chuck

Featured in 

Sneak Previews: Take 2: The Best Films of the '70s (1979) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. The movie makes Roger Ebert's list of the best movies of the 1970s.
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1980) (TV Special)
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #8 on the list.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #8 on the "Sports" list.
Modern Family: Fifteen Percent (2010) (TV Episode)
watched on TV
Hollywood's Top Ten: Dennis Quaid Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable Mention, clips shown.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
The Americans: The Committee on Human Rights (2017) (TV Episode)
Renee and Stan are watching it on TV.

Spoofed in 

Jack of All Trades: X Marquis the Spot (2000) (TV Episode)
The race at the end of this episode is a parody of BA

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