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Break Up (1998)

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Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Dade
Frankie Dade
Officer Andrew Ramsey
George (as Michael Hagerty)
Tom Harrison ...
Baker Cop #1
Liquor Store Owner
Abraham Verduzco ...
L.A.P.D. Cop (as Zach Tiegan)


Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the stairwell, and she ends up in the hospital. When a charred body in her husband's car is pulled from a pond, the cops want to talk to her, but she bolts for her sister's, loses her savings pass-book, and then learns someone has emptied her bank account. She's goes on the run, with the same cops on her trail, and eventually realizes Frank may not be dead. Getting back her money, facing Frank, satisfying the police, and finding her freedom may be more than she can handle. Written by <>

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Silent Betrayal. Deadly Passion. Sweet Revenge.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence including domestic abuse, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 1998 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Break Up  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Many of the featured extras that played Baker cops were actual officers from local stations. In a few of the scenes the director told them "just do it as you would in real life." See more »


When Jimmy is pointing a revolver at Officer Ramsey in the rest room, and later when she shoots Frankie with the same gun, it is obvious from the frontal camera angle that the weapon is not loaded. Its chambers are clearly empty. See more »


County Sheriff #2: [talking to Ramsey about their hard investigation] Yeah... I could never go through what you guys go through, too much bullshit on top of bullshit.
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Stupid as can be
20 April 2002 | by (Western US) – See all my reviews

At every plot point, the story worked only if you assumed that the people involved were dumb. Sutherland and Fonda, two pretty decent actors, must have really needed the work at the time to put their names on this one.

If for some reason choose to see the bow-wow anyway, I won't spoil it for you, but I'd strongly advise disconnecting your brain, as the plot inconsistencies might cause neural damage if you remain aware enough to start noting them.

We signed this out of the library and didn't pay a cent for using it, and it was _still_ a waste of time.

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