Cycling films

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

  1. curve

    curve New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    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
    OP
    curve

    curve New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    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

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

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    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
    OP
    curve

    curve New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    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

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