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
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.