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.

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