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Breaking Away [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 01/29/2002
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Dennis Christopher stars as a recent high school graduate in Bloomington, Indiana, who is caught with his friends -- Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley -- coasting between high school and deciding what to do with the rest of their lives. The four friends are snobbishly looked down upon by the college students of the town as "cutters," since they were born in Bloomington and their parents worked in the local limestone quarries that built the university. Dennis Christopher's character Dave wants to be a champion bicycle racer and he idolizes the Italian racing team -- so much so that he speaks, thinks, and acts Italian, all to his father's (Paul Dooley) forlorn exasperation. Dave falls for a college girl (Robyn Douglass), but is ashamed to admit he is a cutter and poses as an Italian exchange student to impress her. Dave is particularly excited when his heroes -- the Italian racers -- come to town for a race. But they are even more snobbish than the college students and rely on dirty tricks to keep Dave from winning a race against them. After that ordeal, Dave throws away his false identity and convinces his friends to enter the university's "Little 500" bicycle race against the college students. This light-hearted and heartwarming tale was a surprising word-of-mouth success at the box-office and won several awards, including an Academy Award for "Best Screenplay." ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Side #1 -- Widescreen

0. Scene Selection
1. Main Titles [3:37]
2. Dave, the Italian [4:58]
3. Small Town Living [1:46]
4. At the Quarry [:33]
5. College Students [2:23]
6. The Exchange Student [4:12]
7. The Italians Are Coming [4:50]
8. Speed Test [:41]
9. No "Ini" Allowed [:57]
10. Katherine's Serenade [6:13]
11. On Campus [3:31]
12. Competition [:45]
13. College, or a Job [5:17]
14. Training and Work [5:08]
15. The Cinzano 100 [:18]
16. Everybody Cheats [7:20]
17. The Race Bike [3:59]
18. All in the Family [:11]
19. The Little 500 [4:14]
20. An Accident [5:09]
21. Tied to the Bike [1:24]
22. Winning [7:43]
23. First Year French [1:16]
24. End Titles [2:31]

Side #2 -- Standard

0. Scene Selection
1. Main Titles [3:37]
2. Dave, the Italian [4:58]
3. Small Town Living [:46]
4. At the Quarry [1:32]
5. College Students [2:23]
6. The Exchange Student [4:12]
7. The Italians Are Coming [2:35]
8. Speed Test [2:56]
9. No "Ini" Allowed [:57]
10. Katherine's Serenade [6:13]
11. On Campus [2:01]
12. Competition [1:29]
13. College, or a Job [6:02]
14. Training and Work [3:08]
15. The Cinzano 100 [2:00]
16. Everybody Cheats [7:38]
17. The Race Bike [4:11]
18. All in the Family [4:14]
19. The Little 500 [3:46]
20. An Accident [2:46]
21. Tied to the Bike [7:43]
22. Winning [1:26]
23. First Year French [2:21]
24. End Titles [1:23]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: January 29, 2002
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Length: 100 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel (5.1), Stereo, Monaural
  • Formats: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9), Pan & Scan
  • Discs: 1
  • Languages: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • UPC: 024543029083
  • Product ID: 2118308
  • Genre: Comedy Drama

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