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The Break (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 1 September 1995 (USA)
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
Ben Monk ...
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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Nails
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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Has he got what it takes to be a champion?

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Rated PG-13 for some racy sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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1 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Gioco, partita, incontro  »

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a minor correction for the above
21 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I am Cuz, the author of the first comment. Haven't been on here for a while, changed computers, providers and all that. Anyway, I wanted to correct one detail I had wrong. Tennis officials do indeed call "fault" when a serve is missed. However, they also call "fault" on the second serve and not "double fault" as they do in this movie. I guess the writers didn't figure it mattered to the non-tennis- playing audience and maybe the "double fault" was added to make it more dramatic, and to make the umpire appear even more biased. The action isn't bad overall. Wimbledon may have tried hard to create realistic game scenes but they didn't really improve on The Break. Paul Bettany often looks like he's playing squash or trying to swat flies.


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