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The Breaks (1999)

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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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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Floria
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Inmate #3
Justin Doran ...
Nilla
E-40 ...
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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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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Position of the guns in the "Kill Whitey" group meeting. 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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Funk Layin' Round
Written by George Clinton and Belita Woods
Performed by George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars
Published by On The Way Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Artisan Music Inc. and Available Entertainment
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Great Comedy
23 October 2002 | by (Fresno, California) – See all my reviews

This is full of laughs. It's about a white guy who's in a black family and lives in a primarily black neighborhood. One would expect this guy to have a hard time in this situation, but he fits right in.

I wouldn't have found this movie if I hadn't been watching cable late one night. This should be more popular than it is. It's hilarious.


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