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Breaking the Rules (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 October 1992 (USA)
Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.

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Young Phil
Jackey Vinson ...
Young Gene
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Young Rob
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Phil Stepler
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Gene Michaels
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Rob Konigsberg
Kent Bateman ...
Mr. Stepler
Krista Tesreau ...
Rob's Date
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Mary Klinglitch
Eurlyne Epper ...
Redneck Woman
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ...
Redneck #1
Steven Chambers ...
Redneck #2
Mark Rosenblatt ...
Bartender
Frank Wagner ...
Justice of the Peace
Manuel Pickett ...
Minister in Arizona
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Storyline

A cancer stricken man takes his two best friends whom he hasn't seen in a long time on a road trip. The two friends aren't talking to each other due to a bad fallout years ago. On the way they meet an attractive wild woman with a heart of gold. Written by Mystic80

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Filmed in 1989 but remained unreleased until 1992 due to the original studio filing for bankruptcy. See more »

Quotes

Gene Michaels: Hey man, I've got a rule: never question the intentions of anything over eight feet, okay?
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THIS FILM DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF S.I. See more »

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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Can't Stop Thinking Of You
Music and Lyrics by Frank Fitzpatrick, Chuck Wild and Sue Sheridan
Performed by Hidden Faces
Produced by Frank Fitzpatrick and David Kitay
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Excellent film, truly free-spirited and rivetingly emotional!!
11 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't really say enough about this movie. I'm now in my mid-30's and miss the days when movies like this were new. Yes, the acting had it's moments of pure cheese, and the audio dubbing left some things to be desired, but the ESSENCE of the movie was flawless...

Jason Bateman and the rest of the cast of this film did an excellent job of playing their roles. The actual context of the movie has been done over and over again, but I've personally never seen one done better than this movie. The entire film is a roller coaster of emotions, but in the end...it will nail you. I'm a full-grown man, and openly admit that this film had me in tears at the end. Such a moving and emotional film. I'm surprised this never made it big.

People who give this a low to no rating are narrow minded people who only think that epic films truly deserve high ratings, and anyone PAID to give a review of a movie, you can just take their advice and throw it out of the window. The majority rules in movie rating and the majority of people who've seen it, LOVED it, as did I. I will find this somewhere and make a DVD out of it. Must see film if you're a child of the 80s-90s.


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