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The Breaks (1999)

Funny hood movie about a white boy from Ireland who was adopted by a loving, helpful and supportive black family and then was brought up in the predominant black neighborhood and he was the... See full summary »

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Eric Meza

Writer:

Mitch Mullany
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Anderson ... Inmate #1
Isaiah Barnes ... Charles
Max Becker Max Becker ... Young Derrick
Paula Bel Paula Bel ... Paula - 'the Ho'
Paul Benjamin ... Clerk
Lamont Bentley Lamont Bentley ... Darryl
Michelle Buffone Michelle Buffone ... Derrick's Irish Mom (as Michele Buffone)
Johnny Ray Burton Johnny Ray Burton ... Inmate #2
George Clinton ... Himself
Shireen Crutchfield ... Girl In The Car
Loretta Devine ... Floria
Oscar Dillon ... Inmate #3
Justin Doran Justin Doran ... Nilla
E-40 E-40 ... Judge
Pierre Edwards ... The Pimp (as Pierre)
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Storyline

Funny hood movie about a white boy from Ireland who was adopted by a loving, helpful and supportive black family and then was brought up in the predominant black neighborhood and he was the minority. The introduction does great at setting the world and characters up for the easy to follow story that does not require full attention to back able Written by gotdathang

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He's a brother that pales by comparison.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaks See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When the three get "Kidnapped" by the owner of the pawn shop owner and his friends. The gags they are wearing go from tight to very loose in between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, the pimp gives his advice and opinions of the "Pimping Game." See more »

Connections

Spoofs Oz (1997) See more »

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Milkman
Written and Performed by Adam Hirsh
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Great Film
30 July 2004 | by BIGbenleeSee all my reviews

From the same sub-genre as the Friday Trilogy (Ice Cube, Mike Epps), comes this story of a railroaded Irish boy who ends up being part of a black family living in the hood.

Directed by Eric Meza (Director of House Party 3, and the hit TV series Smart Guy), The Breaks is up there with the best of its genre and should be better known than it is.

Overall, the plot and the acting is a top notch quality and this film should not be dismissed lightly. Mitch Mullany (The Sweetest Thing) makes his leading role debut and totally nails it.

I found this film for only £3.99 at my local HMV. BARGAIN!


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