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 VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
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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