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The Breaks (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  26 February 1999 (USA)
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A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Inmate #1
Isaiah Barnes ...
Charles
Max Becker ...
Young Derrick
Paula Bel ...
Paula - 'the Ho'
Paul Benjamin ...
Clerk
Lamont Bentley ...
Darryl
Michelle Buffone ...
Derrick's Irish Mom (as Michele Buffone)
Johnny Ray Burton ...
Inmate #2
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Himself
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Girl In The Car
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Floria
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Inmate #3
Justin Doran ...
Nilla
E-40 ...
Judge
Pierre Edwards ...
The Pimp (as Pierre)
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A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: his mom kicks him out of the house, his uncle fires him, the woman he loves dismisses him as childish, the LAPD (wearing Confederate-flag shoulder patches) impounds his car and tosses him in the drunk tank, a mean dude is after him for money, he's imprisoned in a store basement by gay sadists, and he's shot at. Along the way, however, he shows kindness to a near-sighted kid, and those random acts may prove to be his salvation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He's a brother that pales by comparison.

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Rated R for strong crude sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Goofs

When the three get "Kidnapped" by the owner of the pawn shop owner and his friends. The gags they are wearing go from tight to very loose in between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, the pimp gives his advice and opinions of the "Pimping Game." See more »

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Spoofs Titanic (1997) See more »

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Along the lines of the movie, Friday
21 February 2001 | by (South Texas) – See all my reviews

After waiting weeks to locate the movie, I was not disappointed in finally getting to see it. I was laughing from the beginning to the end of that movie. I would definitely recommend this one to all of my friends who like this brand of comedy.


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