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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Genres:

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

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Color
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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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Not such a bad Show!!! C'mon!!!
26 July 2003 | by screamlouder2See all my reviews

I loved the movie and never had a chance to see it when the series aired in 1980 and thought I'd never have a chance to see the series period and so I e-mailed people who made Shaun Cassidy websites and they directed me to someone who has all the shows Cassidy was involved in and I couldn't believe my luck!!! Only 8 episodes were made of this series and then it got axed! I know that when a movie is popular enough producer's try to make a TV series out of it with a different cast and it flops but some shows like M*A*S*H, Fame and The Highlander that were based on popular movies make more successful TV shows and I thought Breaking Away could be one of them. But this show aired during the writers strike so they should've waited till the strike was over cause I enjoyed the series, of course not as much as the movie but still enjoyable!!!!


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