Cycling films

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by curve, 2 Mar 2008.

  1. curve

    curve New Member

    I remember watching a film when I was very much younger about
    a guy who wanted to become a pro-cyclist. I think it was set in the USA.

    All I can remember about the film is that in one particular scene he was drafting behind a truck and got up to about 90 km/h and he also sang Italian whilst shaving his legs.

    Anyone know what this film is called?
  2. It's Breaking Away. Possibly.
  3. OP

    curve New Member

    I think that may be it judging from the blurb on Amazon. Thanks
  4. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Definitely Breaking Away.
  5. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Streatham Hill
    a wierd one. Peter Yates did two brilliant films - Robbery and Bullitt. Then, diddlysquit. Breaking Away is dire.
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Agreed. Dire film that has one saving grace; it's about cycling (partly).
  7. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Breaking Away always reminded me of the old 'Children's Film Foundation' films. It is a tad cheesy, dated and the pro bikes probably weighed more than my MTB with both panniers but it is about cycling which is something.
  8. Renard

    Renard Guest

    I had the misfortune to watch this at Christmas this year and pants it certainly was. Interesting format for the big race at the end. A sort of relay race on bikes with the bikes doubling as batons. Has there ever been a race like that in the history of bike racing?
  9. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Dire, it's bloody awful!!!

    Arrest the director, cast and the crew.:biggrin:
  10. OP

    curve New Member

    Well, after all the comments I am really unexcited at the prospect of seeing this film again. I haven't seen it since I was a wee lad so maybe it has aged badly like me.
  11. Seamus

    Seamus New Member

    that was funny. He moved from the big ring to the little ring to got faster.
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