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Breaking In (1989)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  13 October 1989 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Eddie Driscoll ...
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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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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Final film of Albert Salmi. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Mullins: [doing knee bends] The knees are the second thing to go.
Mike Lafebb: What's the first?
Ernie Mullins: I can't remember.
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What Would I Do
Poem by Debilyn O'Flannery Riggs
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i worked on this film
16 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was the music editor on "Breaking In" the experience of working with Bill Forsyth was one of the highlights of my long career. I just wish everyone could see the Director's cut. It was head-and-shoulders above the release edit. It was a very strange hybrid...John Sayles and Bill Forsyth - produced by Sam Goldwyn Jr. I'll never forget the day when Bill got yet another huge list of changes Goldwyn wanted - at the end of the list he asked Bill to respond to the changes he wanted - and also asked Bill(who is a Scot) to recommend a single malt whiskey for a party he was having. Bill sent a case of whiskey to Goldwyn with a note saying "This should answer both of your questions" The name of the whiskey was "KNOCKANDHU" !


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