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The Breaks (1999)

R  |   |  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 Derrick is scolding the "Black Militants", the leader is alternately wearing/not wearing his shades 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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Its all good
2 February 2006 | by (New York Ny) – See all my reviews

A bag full of dead kittens? Sorry, no... while this movie is pretty stupid,crass and vulgar its also funny as hell.....If your into that sort of thing. Which i am. The story is about 1 guys day and a chain of events that i found to be hysterical...crass,tasteless and vulgar yes...but hysterical none the less. If you like ironic humor, if you like what i call tough luck comedy's (like "theres something about Mary, or "the mask" or "innerspace")then you should like this movie. I think its good and that you should watch it if you can find it.....just so you know cable edits the movie for content so you might want to check out the real version of the movie from a video store


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