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Breaking In (1989)

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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.

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Cast

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Mike Lafebb
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Carrie aka Fontaine
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Delphine the Hooker
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Johnny Scot, Poker Player
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Shoes, Poker Player (as Harry Carey)
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Vincent Tucci, Attorney
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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
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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>

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

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Adventure | Comedy

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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como Ser um Bom Ladrão  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,877,618 (USA)
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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.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) See more »

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He Included Me
Music by Hampton H. Sewell
Words by Johnson Oatman Jr.
Published by Musical Ministries
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an assuming film that flew too low beneath our collective radar
8 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds broke out of his leading man pigeonhole to attempt, for once, a more believable role, playing a middle-aged, low-rent burglar who enlists the help of a dumb but loyal grease monkey and then proceeds to give him lessons in both larceny and life. There are a few heists along the way, but this more a character study than a caper film, and it works in large part because of the rapport and timing between Reynolds and his blue collar sidekick Casey Siemaszko. Both characters are losers, and it might be argued that losers make more engaging heroes, perhaps because they're easier to identify with. In the spirit of earlier Bill Forsythe films it's a slim but disarming comedy, with an extra measure of depth in the canny screenplay by John Sayles, as always the working man's champion, who along the way makes some minor but interesting points about the haves and the have-nots.


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