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Nov. 29, 1980
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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Breaking Away

This failed TV series was a direct spinoff of the very successful movie (Barrie, Haley and Ashton continued their roles). Four buddies live in Bloomington IN, facing life as working class "cutters" in a college town. Focus is on Dave and his $1200 La Strada bike.


Breaking Away Season 1 (1980-1981)

1x01 1 1x01 The Cutter
Dave Stohler and his three pals graduate from high school in a college town and resolve to stick together forever.
Nov. 29, 1980
1x02 1 1x02 The American Dream
A fraternity uses a pretty coed to lure Mike into playing for its football team.
Dec. 06, 1980
1x03 1 1x03 Knowing Her
Moocher lands a job as a movie-theater usher; Mrs. Stohler enrolls in a real-estate course; Cyril becomes involved with a coed.
Dec. 13, 1980
1x04 1 1x04 King of the Quarry
Stohler loses his poise when guest lecturing at the college; A Chicago job offer beckons Moocher.
Dec. 20, 1980
1x05 1 1x05 Heart Like a Wheel
Moocher asks Nancy to move in with him; Mike prepares for a drag race; Dave may find romance.
Dec. 27, 1980
1x06 1 1x06 Rainy Night in Georgia
While his parents are in Florida, Dave promptly hires his pals to help run the car lot.
Jan. 03, 1981
1x07 1 1x07 La Strada
The Stohlers consider speculating on land the university will need to purchase; Dave's bicycle is stolen.
Jan. 10, 1981
1x08 1 1x08 The Grand Illusion
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