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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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Grace
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George (as Michael Hagerty)
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Nan
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Baker Cop #1
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Liquor Store Owner
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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)  »

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

John Box: Fuck off.
Officer Andrew Ramsey: *You* fuck off!
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Soundtracks

This Strange Effect
Written by Ray Davies (as Raymond Douglas Davies)
Performed by Steve Wynn
Courtesy of Zero Hour Records
Published by America Metropolitan Enterprises [BMI]
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WORTH WATCHING
14 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Nothing great here but a nicely acted story about an abused deaf wife (Fonda) of a small time crook (Bochner)who gets involved with one of her husband's plans and his mistress. Sutherland and Weber are cops drawn into what turns out to be a unmysterious murder investigation and the story just flows along.


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