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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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Mr. Stepler
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Rob's Date
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Bartender
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Minister in Arizona
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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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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Filmed in 1989 but remained unreleased until 1992 due to the original studio filing for bankruptcy. See more »

Quotes

Phil Stepler: I will reach down your fucking neck and pull your throat out through your mouth.
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THIS FILM DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF S.I. See more »

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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Music and Lyrics by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson)
Used by permission of Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Performed by The Bobs
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Now, let's be totally honest here...
19 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"BREAKING THE RULES" has a good cast and a competent storyline that provides an "anything can happen" atmosphere, yet the end result is far from satisfying.

With Neal Israel at the helm, and the talents of Jonathan Silverman, Jason Bateman, C. Thomas Howell and Annie Potts, I expected much more, but the overall feel of the film is that of "un-feeling". Most of the situations are just not funny, and I wish I could care for the plight of these characters, but I didn't.

There are all too many implausibilities that plague the film and take away from it's potential. For example, Howell, Bateman and Silverman have several moments in the film where they "croon" out a few tunes, and their stand-in singing voices are beyond unbelievable, which ultimately distracts the possible fun of these scenes.

This is not a bad film, but it could have been so much better.


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