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A lighthearted coming-of-age drama about a high school graduate's addiction to bicycle racing, whose dreams are tested against the realities of a crucial race. An honest, open look at present Americana with tremendous insight into the minds of average youth; shot on location at Indiana University. Great bike-racing photography. Quaid, Barrie, and Christopher give exceptional performances. Basis for a TV series.

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Bicycling, Coming of Age, Teen Angst, Wrong Side of the Tracks, Sports Dramas, Team Efforts, Dads
Screenplay
Steve Tesich
Cast
Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Amy Wright
Cinematography
Matthew F. Leonetti
Director
Peter Yates
Music
Patrick Williams
Producer
20th Century-Fox

Awards

Oscars 1979: Orig. Screenplay; Golden Globes 1980: Film--Mus./Comedy; Natl. Bd. of Review 1979: Support. Actor (Dooley); N.Y. Film Critics 1979: Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1979: Film, Screenplay; Writers Guild 1979: Orig. Screenplay.

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