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Breakfast of Champions (1999)

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A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the ... See full summary »



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A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality. Written by <>

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In a world gone mad, you can trust Dwayne Hoover.



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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 February 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Autokauppias Jumalan armosta  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,326 (USA) (17 September 1999)


$175,370 (USA) (17 December 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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10 July 2004 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best I have ever seen. True. I am very surprised seeing the average mark only 4.1. "Why it is so?", I wondered. I'll try to explain. Firstly, "Breakfast of champions" is'nt a comedy, but drama. How it can be a kind of comedy if the only one laugh is hysterical always and, besides that, the main hero tries to commit a suicide several times? Secondly, it's a story how an unhappy man - despite challenges of life - can find a path into his soul.

Okay, this movie isn't an entertainment though. Ir requires much more attention, cerebration than any comedy does. And it forces to think about your place in the world. That's it. And please do not sneer at my comment:)- it's only my opinion, of course:)

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