Breaking Away

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Breaking Away – I probably saw Breaking Away for the first time when I was about 16 years old and remembered liking it a lot. I wondered if I would still like it all these years later. I watched it with my wife and my son, and everybody really enjoyed it. It roughly follows the same plot as Animal House, meaning that the slobs are bullied and beaten down by the slobs, who have infinitely more class, and who eventually win the day. But Breaking Away has none of the pretentions, it’s just a simple story, and the “villains” in the movie are just regular old ambitious opponents of our heroes, the Cutters, local boys or “townies” at the Indiana University in Bloomington. Nice part of the world, kinda peaceful, not a whole lotta jobs, though.

I got a kick seeing a young Hart Bochner, who plays frat snob Rob in this picture, but who’s chilling as Jack, the mercenary in Apartment Zero.

Hart Bochner in 1979

Hart Bochner in 1979


Hart Bochner in 1988

Hart Bochner in 1988

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