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FROM THE VAULT . . . 40 YEARS AGO
a film by Peter Yates
A special screening of this 1979 classic that was filmed in Bloomington, about the Indiana University Little 500 bicycle race.
Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his working-class friends Cyril (Daniel Stern), Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) and Mike (Dennis Quaid) spend their post-high school days in Bloomington, Indiana, sparring with snooty students from the local university, chasing girls and - in Dave's case - dreaming of competitive bicycle racing. The four friends face opposition from all corners as they decide to make Dave's dreams come true in the university's annual bicycle endurance race. Winner of Golden Globe for Best Picture and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
“Breaking Away” used lots of local residents and students in Bloomington as extras. If you happen to be one of those, please let us know and we will give you a ticket to come and see the film.