MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,562 this week

Breaking In (1989)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  13 October 1989 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,122 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 13 critic

Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 239 titles
created 15 Apr 2011
 
a list of 4085 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 340 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 24 Oct 2012
 
a list of 165 titles
created 24 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Breaking In" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Breaking In (1989)

Breaking In (1989) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Breaking In.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

Director: Bill Forsyth
Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy
Rough Cut (1980)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Directors: Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven
Local Hero (1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A collection of characters threaten to cross paths, unknowingly, during a night in the big city. The film focuses on two hit men (Reynolds and Forsythe) who are bound to collide with Cates,... See full summary »

Director: Clive Fleury
Stars: Burt Reynolds, William Forsythe, Giancarlo Esposito
Paternity (1981)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

Director: David Steinberg
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Norman Fell
Stroker Ace (1983)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth
Stars: Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt, Richard Demarco
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve
Best Friends (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy
B.L. Stryker (1989–1990)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

B.L. Stryker is a carefree private detective who lives on his boat docked in southern Florida. With the help of his friends and his annoying neighbor, he has to solve crimes afflicting the ... See full summary »

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ossie Davis, Michael O. Smith
Heat (1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Las Vegas is the backdrop for all the torrid action of heat, as Burt Reynolds plays the soft-hearted bodyguard who's out to protect his friends.

Directors: Dick Richards, Jerry Jameson
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol
Modern Love (1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Modern relationships are examined in this comedy drama.

Director: Robby Benson
Stars: Robby Benson, Karla DeVito, Rue McClanahan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Mike Lafebb
...
Carrie aka Fontaine
...
Delphine the Hooker
...
Johnny Scot, Poker Player
...
Shoes, Poker Player (as Harry Carey)
...
Vincent Tucci, Attorney
...
District Attorney
Richard Key Jones ...
Lou, Bob's Tire & Body
Tom Lasswell ...
Bud, Bob's Tire & Body
Walter Shane ...
Bob's Tire & Body Manager
Frank A. Damiani ...
Waiter
David Frishberg ...
Nighclub Singer
John Baldwin ...
Sam the Apostle
...
Edit

Storyline

Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An amateur thief and a professional robber team up for an outrageous comic heist.

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como Ser um Bom Ladrão  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,877,618 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Albert Salmi. See more »

Quotes

Mike Lafebb: Man, I never met anybody who did crime for a living. I mean I had a cousin once who held up a gas station on his bicycle, but he was nuts.
Ernie Mullins: Runs in the family, huh?
Mike Lafebb: Hey, you with some kind of organization?
Ernie Mullins: Yeah, uh, Northwest Homeowners Association.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

What Would I Do
Poem by Debilyn O'Flannery Riggs
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Fine Character Performance By Burt Reynolds
4 November 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds successfully ends a rather slow 1980's with a surprisingly good character part in this 1989 Samuel Goldwyn Pictures release. He portrays a veteran professional thief and safecracker who teaches a young novice how to be like him. Amusing crime caper.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Original choice for Ernie Mullins paultricky
Discuss Breaking In (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?