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The Break (1997)
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Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets... See full summary »

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Sean Dowd
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Tulio
Rosana Pastor ...
Monica
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Richard
Jorge Sanz ...
Paco
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Scott
Frankie McCafferty ...
Danny
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Tommy Breen
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Liam
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Joe
Roy Heaybeard ...
Food Lorry Driver
Toby Bradford ...
Charlie
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Roisin
Robert Taylor ...
Visiting Room Prison Officer
B.J. Hogg ...
Albert
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Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets him stabbed, one of the restaurant employees takes him in and finds him medical care. As Dowd recovers in the flat of Tulio and Tulio's sister Monica, he realizes that these Guatemalan exiles share his rebellious principles. When he learns they are planning a political assassination, he offers to help. His attraction to Monica contributes to his willingness to volunteer. However, the cops are closing in on him: can he make the hit, protect his new friends, and escape with Monica? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Well worth seeing.
22 March 2001 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a very good movie. It is an interesting story. All the actors are good. Stephan Rea is always good as he exemplifies such wonderful sensitivity and gravity in his characterization. Rosana Pastor is one of my favorite actresses after seeing this, so very beautiful in looks as well as spirit.


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