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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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 ...  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

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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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Follows Breaking Away (1979) See more »

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Two versions of the pilot
23 October 2018 | by davidrediscoverySee all my reviews

Little known fact: there were two versions of the pilot. The one that aired on ABC was pretty similar in tone to the other episodes. But when the show was rerun on A&E, the pilot episode was recut: scenes cut, other scenes never seen before added. Plus it was given an opening credits sequence (the other episodes just opened with titles over the opening scene) and a new theme (not used in any of the other episodes). Plus the entire hour was rescored in a manner not consistent with the classical adaptations heard in the other episodes and in the movie. Don't know whose idea it was, but it didn't help matters. It was nice to see some new footage from the pilot, and I even made up a tape combining the footage from both versions for an expanded version.


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