Bloomingpedia:This week's featured article/2007 Week 9
Breaking Away is the title of a 1979 film about The Little 500 bicycle race at Indiana University in Bloomington. It was directed by Peter Yates and written by Steve Tesich. It stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley. It won the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Barbara Barrie), Best Director, Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score and Best Picture.