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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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 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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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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A wonderful show that didn't get noticed
19 October 2004 | by sp27343See all my reviews

Breaking Away had the unfortunate luck too have been scheduled for the Fall 1980 season, which just happened to coincide with the writers guild strike. As a result, it didn't make it to the airwaves until late NOV '80. I think only 8 episodes were produced before the show got the Axe. It's a shame, as it was wonderfully filmed in and around Athens GA, acted (by a young Shaun Cassidy and Jackie Earl Haley, as well as veteran Barbara Barrie), written and directed. The show in many ways picks up where the movie left off. The guys are out of High School, and are trying to find out what they are going to do with their lives. Its hard to understand what ABC was thinking when they axed this one! This show is truly a gem, and I hope it makes it way to DVD one day soon.


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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

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1.33 : 1
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