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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Steve Tesich
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1981   1980  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Barbara Barrie ...  Evelyn Stoller / ... 8 episodes, 1980-1981
Shaun Cassidy ...  Dave Stoller 8 episodes, 1980-1981
Jackie Earle Haley ...  Moocher 8 episodes, 1980-1981
Tom Wiggin ...  Mike 8 episodes, 1980-1981
Thom Bray ...  Cyril 8 episodes, 1980-1981
Vincent Gardenia ...  Ray Stoller 8 episodes, 1980-1981
Shelby Brammer Shelby Brammer ...  Nancy 6 episodes, 1980-1981
Steve Doubet ...  Steve 4 episodes, 1980
Dominique Dunne ...  Paulina Bornstein / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1981
John Ashton ...  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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Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Georgia, USA

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Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 CarrieSpicoliSee 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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