Breaking Away

Shakedown 1979


Film Info
Series:Shakedown 1979
Run Time:101 min
Release Year:1979
Sponsored By:Missoula Bicycle Works
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Peter Yates
Cast Members:Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earl Haley, Robyn Douglass, Paul Dooley



1979: The Village People's "YMCA" topped the charts The Voyager spacecraft discovered the rings of Jupiter.  A movie ticket cost $2.50 . . . and the buyers of those tickets enjoyed some amazing movies. This June, The Roxy brings you Shakedown 1979, a celebration of the films turning 40 this year. 

Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his working-class friends Cyril (Daniel Stern), Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) and Mike (Dennis Quaid) spend their post-high school days in Bloomington, Indiana, sparring with snooty students from the local university, chasing girls and--in Dave's case--dreaming of competitive bicycle racing. The four friends face opposition from all corners as they decide to make Dave's dreams come true in the university's annual bicycle endurance race.

Sponsored by Missoula Bicycle Works.