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Old 01-17-13, 07:58 AM   #1
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He had never seen "Breaking Away"

My 26 YO son that is.

I know it's just a schmaltzy mid 70's coming of age movie, but still... you've never watched this?

He did enjoy the flick. I told him to pay close attention to the "race bikes" in the Little 500 section. Of course seeing all the now C&V is pretty cool as well.

Then we saw Django Unchained, I pointed out Dennis Christopher as Leonardo de Caprios lawyer (Leonide Moguy) being the same guy.
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Old 01-17-13, 08:08 AM   #2
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I've been cycling avidly for 23 years, and I don't recall ever seeing "Breaking Away".
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Its worth a watch at least once. Personally I have watched it several times.
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Don't forget "American Flyers" as one of the greats too!!!
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Its worth a watch at least once
Well, I beg to differ. 100 mins of my life I'll never get back! The only decent part is where the idiot hero is racing with an 18-wheeler, and (unfortunately) doesn't get sucked under its wheels. If you want a great biking movie look out for "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" it's 10 mins shorter, far more realistic, and the acting and production is far better!

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If you want a great biking movie look out for "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"
How about "BMX Bandits", starring a young Nicole Kidman?
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Old 01-17-13, 08:45 AM   #7
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Don't forget "American Flyers" as one of the greats too!!!
Yikes! I've never seen EITHER of those! Must be a Canuck thing .....
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... you've never watched this?
I've never watched it. And I'm 50.

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Don't forget "American Flyers" as one of the greats too!!!
Haven't seen that one either.


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Breaking Away, American Flyers, and Quicksilver for the trifecta !!!!
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Yikes! I've never seen EITHER of those! Must be a Canuck thing .....
Ok... here's one for you, Burton... have you seen "2 Seconds"?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158446/
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I consider it a classic low budget film 70's film. Mostly comedy a little drama angst of comming of age and the bonus of biking in it. Never asked for a refund, love me some ini food
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It's a good movie, bicycles or not.
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I lived in Bloomington and was riding bikes when Breaking Away was filmed there.
Last Spring, took my stoker (whom I met in B-ton that same year) and our tandem down for the Bloomington Bicycle Club's Breaking Away Tour - we rode by several places featured in the film.
This is where Dave Stoller and his family lived:

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I still haven't seen it... and I just bought this bike. It's supposed to be an homage to the bike in the movie I guess.



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Reeefund.....Reeeefund....
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I've never seen the movie either, and by the way it sounds, I may not have missed much.
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Never seen any of the movies mentioned in this thread. But have seen Rad, a few times.
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I don't think I've even heard of "American Flyers" ... as a movie. Weren't they a shoe?
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American flyers had Alenandria Paul in it when she was young and really hot!!!!
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I don't think I've even heard of "American Flyers" ... as a movie. Weren't they a shoe?
cute, The Shoe was a PF Flyer, We do have American Flyer Bicycles but the movie Had Kevin Costner and Rae Dawn Chong and was suposed to be a serious family drama movie with cycling and a vehicle for the plot. Breaking Away was a coming of age movie with a bicycle as the vehicle. Quicksilver was a social redemption movie with Kevin Bacon. Big money guy goes into the dumps, cycles to make a living, redeems himself and goes back into Wall Street.
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Don't compare any of them to "Premium Rush" I just suffered thru. The best part was watching the one messenger guy riding a carbon Parlee with Enve carbon componets and Enve $3000 carbon 46 rims racing thru traffic without a care on delivery. It was pure fantasy as I never seen any bike messengers like that when living in Philly.
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Ok... here's one for you, Burton... have you seen "2 Seconds"?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158446/
The grumpy old retrogrouch bike shop owner was *great*!!!
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That is required viewing in CO.
And I bought the DVD.
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I don't think I've even heard of "American Flyers" ... as a movie. Weren't they a shoe?
Part of the movies was shot in the Colorado National Monument when they had the Hell of the West/Tour of the Moon race scenes. I only watched the movie to see the local shots.
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