Picks and Pans Review: Breaking Away

updated 05/05/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/05/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (9-11 p.m. ET)

Writer Steve Tesich won a best screenplay Oscar for this captivating story of coming of age in Indiana. Dennis Christopher stars as a youthful cyclist, Barbara Barrie got an Oscar nomination as his mother, and Paul Dooley gives one of the year's funniest performances as his harried father.

From Our Partners

From Our Partners