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The Break (1995)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  1 September 1995 (USA)
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A depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The... See full summary »

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Nick Irons
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Jennifer Hudson
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Gil Robbins
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Delores Smith
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Joel Robbins (as Ben Jorgensen)
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Candy
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Dale Farley
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Bill Cowens
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John E. Schneider ...
Brock Haynie
Justin Page Buck ...
Blaylock
Roberto Bracone ...
Tito
Todd Rudland ...
Jimmy
Eric Hochman ...
Jai
Steve Zurk ...
Mel
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A depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The bookie wants his son to get out of tennis and contracts Nick to discourage him. Nick begins to do that but after an episode with his old flame, Jennifer, and after seeing the kid's determination he decides to teach him all the tricks, both physical and psychological, of the trade. The two battle the kids of a famous coach, unfair refs., injuries, travel all over the southern US, while Nick tries to woo his love back, finally to reach the big championship tennis match where all is resolved in dramatic fashion. Written by <rmaisiak@uab.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for some racy sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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A tennis movie that portrays the satellite tennis scene
10 August 1999 | by (New York, US) – See all my reviews

This movie was ok. I am a tennis fan, and I have to say that the portrayal of the satellite scene was overly dramatic but did paint a picture of what really does happen. This movie decided to find actors who looked like famous ones, having Robbins played by a Tom Cruise look a like and having Irons played by a Kevin Costner look a like. Even though they were mediocre actors, they were ten times better than Martin Sheen was. He did the typical give me the check effort and really didnt care about the success of this movie. Otherwise, I give this movie a 7 out of 10, a good tennis movie for all fans of the game.


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