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Breakfast of Champions (1999)

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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Cast

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Celia Hoover
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Francine Pefko
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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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Bill Bailey
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Moe the Truck Driver
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Andy Wojeckowzski
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Monte Rapid
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Maria Maritimo
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

Autokauppias Jumalan armosta  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$175,370 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Rosewater's office, a self-portrait of author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. can be seen among the paintings on the wall. See more »

Quotes

[on Harry dressing like a mortician]
Dwayne Hoover: Modern science has given us a vast array of colors with exciting names like Red! Blue! Orange! Brown! and PINK!
Harry Le Sabre: Why don't you come right out and say it, Dwayne?
Dwayne Hoover: Say what, Harry?
Harry Le Sabre: That I like to wear women's clothing.
Dwayne Hoover: Is that what you LIKE, Harry?
Harry Le Sabre: Yes... I mean, NO! NO! OF COURSE NOT!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Tugboat Annie (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Quiet Village
Written by Les Baxter
Performed by Martin Denny
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a misunderstanding
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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