Breaking Away

Posted: April 10, 2011 by justinhoosiers in Uncategorized

If you haven’t seen this movie and you’re a hoosier, see it. It’s well worth your time. Breaking Away is a movie, made in 1979, that is based off of Indiana’s annual Little 500 race. The story is based around a kid named Dave who recently has graduated from high school and doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life. Dave is really into everything Italian and his dad doesn’t really get it. An Italian bike racing team came in for the little 500 and Dave had some friends to see if he’d like to join their team. He is thrilled and they went on to become Cutters. After a heartbreaking loss their first year, could they come back strong the following spring?

Breaking Away has won many awards including 1979’s Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and is ranked 8th in America’s 100 top inspirational movies. The writer of the film was an Indiana alum named Steve Tesich.

Here’s the trailer for Breaking Away if you haven’t seen it.

I watched this movie on the crappy rainy Saturday we had and it was the best way I could think of to kick off little 5. This is truly the greatest college week of all time. Nothing like a good excuse to get hammered.


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