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Breakout (1998)

PG  |  Video  |   |  Drama, Family  |  27 October 1998 (USA)
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Zack Hadley is on the verge of introducing a new alternative energy to the world: a unique environmentally friendly super battery capable of powering a car. But the oil cartels are not ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Joe Hadley
Lynn Hadley
Zack Hadley
Mr. Wang
Breanne Grant ...
Jerome Silvano ...
Chris Chinchilla ...
Ralph George ...
Mike Peng ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Achtymichuk ...
American businessman
Paul Arno ...
Det. Kovacs
Michaela Arroyaye ...
Dan Berardi ...
Bob Denison ...


Zack Hadley is on the verge of introducing a new alternative energy to the world: a unique environmentally friendly super battery capable of powering a car. But the oil cartels are not pleased with Zack's new invention. They send in their goons to kidnap Joe, Zack's son. The kidnappers get more than they bargained for in Joe, who is a technical whiz kid and the leader in a trio of environmentally friendly ninja kids. Now its up to these young eco-warriors to figure out who is behind all of this. The three sleuths uncover a plot to remove Zack and his family permanently! Worst of all they discover that Larry, Zack's partner, is the master criminal. With time running out, the kids rush to save Joe's parents. Pulling no punches, Maggie and Derek trash the goons while Joe outsmarts Larry in a whirlwind climax, saving his parents and the day. Written by

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for violence and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »




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27 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Breakout: Batteries Included  »

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A terrible, generic formula children's film
8 November 1998 | by (East Coast of the US) – See all my reviews

I awoke at 8:30am in order to make a 10am screening of this Canadian children's film which would inaugurate my film festival day, and I was truly appalled as I sat and stared at this wretched, inept piece of formula trash, with Robert Carridine as a stereotypically wacky inventor dad (a poor man's Absent-Minded Professor) whose grade school son and two friends are kidnapped by a band of villains, on whom the three kids use karate. Utterly witless pratfalls ensue.

Two children -- about the age this film is targetting -- had walked in during the film's regional premiere screening and one commented, "Hey, I've seen this before!," which corroborates how godawfully generic and indistinctive this mess is.

I'm afraid I hadn't the endurance to sit through more than one third of Breakout.

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