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Breaking In (1989)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
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Paul 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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R | See all certifications »
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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como Ser um Bom Ladrão  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$679,200 (USA) (13 October 1989)

Gross:

$1,877,618 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Mike is buying the torch at the hardware store, you can see a man in the background holding a stainless steel sink. This a reference to Director Bill Forsyth's first movie, That Sinking Feeling (1979), about a bunch of kids who decide to break into a stainless steel sink factory. See more »

Quotes

Mike Lafebb: So, you're an actress?
Carrie aka Fontaine: Well, I'm an actress and a model.
Mike Lafebb: Yeah? Done any movies?
Carrie aka Fontaine: I'm not at the performance level just yet. I'm still developing my instrument.
Mike Lafebb: Oh, so you're a musician too, huh?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

'A'-You're Adorable
By Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Published by Aria Music Corp. and Budd Music Corp.
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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.


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