Tuesday, May 13, 2008

REFUND??!! RE-fund?! Refund?

You're in for a treat.

Breaking Away is a beautifully written and hilarious movie about four guys who just graduated high school in Bloomington, Indiana, including one cycling fella who has been bitten by the Italian racing bug. Yes, it's a coming-of-age movie -- and it's sweetly written and marvelously acted.

The movie came out in 1979 -- and it's the one movie I have watched the most times.

It served as the venue for the big-screen debuts of Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern -- and the screenwriting has withstood the test of time. The screenwriter was a guy by the name of Steve Tesich -- and he won Oscar for the screenplay. Yes, it was that good -- and still is.

So, the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club is holding a Bike-in Movie Theater event on Saturday at my place, 1203 East Powhatan Ave. Potluck dinner is at 8 PM and the movie will be shown at 9 PM in the back yard.

And you're invited. You'll love the movie. Four guys, the townies, become the Cutters team and they take on the boys at the University of Indiana in a Little 500 bicycle race. And, well, you just have to watch it. There's so much more plotlines woven into the script.

For a clip of the movie check out Adam Newman's post on his St. Pete Times bicycle blog.

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