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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 <jkeating@fast.net>

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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 »
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18 February 1999 (Germany)  »

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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 »

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Dwayne Hoover: It's all life until your dead.
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In the score listings - "Borrowed Borodin" by K.Trout (The main tune of this movie is "Stranger in Paradise", which is a "remake" of A.P.Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from "The Prince Igor". K.Trout is one of the principal characters of the movie) See more »

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Follows Mother Night (1996) See more »

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Written by Arden Clar, Harry Coleman
Performed by Martin Denny
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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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