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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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Grace Le Sabre
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Eliot Rosewater / Gilbert (as Ken Campbell)
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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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In Rosewater's office, a self-portrait of author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. can be seen among the paintings on the wall. 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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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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