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Breakfast of Champions (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  18 February 1999 (Germany)
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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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Celia Hoover
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Grace Le Sabre
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Fred T. Barry
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Eliot Rosewater / Gilbert (as Ken Campbell)
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Monte Rapid
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Maria Maritimo
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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 <jkeating@fast.net>

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

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Comedy

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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18 February 1999 (Germany)  »

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Autokauppias Jumalan armosta  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$175,370 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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After the success of Robert Altman's Nashville (1975), Vonnegut's novel was bought by producer Dino De Laurentiis for Altman. Altman's cast for the film included Peter Falk as Hoover, Alice Cooper as his son Bunny, Sterling Hayden as Kilgore Trout and Ruth Gordon as Eliot Rosewater (as Rosewater was to be portrayed as an old man, Altman thought it didn't matter that Gordon was a woman as he believed gender differences were not as strong in the elderly. After the De Laurentiis-produced Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) flopped, the project went into turnaround. See more »

Quotes

Dwayne Hoover: It's all life until your dead.
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In the opening credits, Vonnegut's drawing of an "asshole" (from the novel) is shown when "directed by Alan Rudolph" appears on the screen. See more »

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Kurt Vonnegut fans will appreciate it
6 July 2002 | by (The Greater Southwest) – See all my reviews

I am guessing that if you showed this movie to ten random strangers, eight of them would not like it. However, I would be one of the two that did. I love strangeness. I love to see people meltdown. I love to see weird characters that are hopelessly lost. I also love to see Vonnegut brought to the big screen once again. This movie is an eclectic mix of odd-ball characters trying to find their place in this strange thing we call life. With neat observations taken from the book, it is very true to the written predecessor. The cast is incredible and the story very entertaining. If you like crazy and odd films (David Lynch) fans, you might want to rent it. I really enjoyed it!


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