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Break Up (1998)

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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Jimmy Dade
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Frankie Dade
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Officer Andrew Ramsey
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Grace
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Mom
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Shelly
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George (as Michael Hagerty)
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Nan
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Neighbor
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Baker Cop #1
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Liquor Store Owner
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Boy
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L.A.P.D. Cop (as Zach Tiegan)
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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 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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Silent Betrayal. Deadly Passion. Sweet Revenge.

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

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21 August 1998 (Italy)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Portions of this movie were filmed at the Kern County Courthouse in Bakersfield, California. Since the film was depicting Los Angeles Police officers, "Los Angeles Police Department" was printed on one of the office doors and remained there for several weeks after the film was completed. Members of the public were very confused. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Jimmy Dale: Momma, he tried to kill me!
Mom: Well... that's none of my business.
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Dent In My Heart
Written by Rosie FLores and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Performed by Rosie Flores
Courtesy of Hightone Records
Published by Pink Suede Music, Inc. [ASCAP] and Jade E.G. Music, Two Bagger Music, Irving Music Inc. [BMI]
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"Break Up" is a dud.
1 May 2015 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

"Break Up" is a Miramax production from 1998. It is currently available on NetFlix Instant Download Streaming. The director is Paul Marcus, and the writer is Anne Amanda Opotowsky. Actors include Bridget Fonda, Kiefer Sutherland, Hart Bochner, Steven Weber, Penelope Ann Miller, Tippi Hedren, Leslie Stefanson, Mike Hagerly, Tom Harrison, CharlesNoland, Muse Watson, Martt O'Toole, Abraham Venduzco, Anna Getty, Zack Tiegen, Gina Aponte, Tommy Townsend, Robin Thomas Grossman, Susan Barnes, Joe Spano, Jack Shearer, Cynthia Geary, Hal Landon Jr., Srah DeVincertis, Alan Schwartz, Alan Schwartz, Robert Peters and Brent Briscoe. The story is about a couple with severe anger issues. Anger management may have helped, but it would also help the audience which had to sit through the wife beating scenes in this less that perfect film. I was able to only give it 2 stars. Dale Haufrect


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