In what movie did a young Dennis Quaid reflect on his character’s position in life, “To them it’s a dirty word. To me, it’s just something else I never got a chance to be”?
Dennis Quaid in 1979, who also says in the movie, he’ll be “twenty year old Mike, thirty year old Mike, mean old man Mike.”
Another great quote from the same movie, “Everybody cheats. I just didn’t know it.” The quote is spoken by Dennis Christopher’s character.
“Breaking Away” won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay; and, was nominated for Best Picture. Both the award and the nomination are rare for a comedy, as the Academy tends to prefer sweeping dramas.
Another comedy to achieve success at the Academy Awards: Juno, which also won Best Screenplay and was nominated for Best Picture in 2008.