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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)
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Inmate #2
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Floria
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Nilla
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Pierre Edwards ...
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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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When the drug dealer hugs Derrick, he is alternately holding/not holding a gun between shots. See more »

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

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References Menace II Society (1993) 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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A great ghetto movie!!!!!
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I despise the 5.5 that this movie got. I totally loved this movie, it had everything that makes a ghetto movie funny and it was done very well. Mitch Mullany plays Derrick who is a white boy who keeps having bad luck with his "fathers" at an early age and finally ends up with a loving black family. The story follows Derrick through a typical day in the hood: Gangs, Police, Mama, Girls, Job and his friends. This movie is very entertaining in my opinion but you might need to be able to relate to the material or just be open minded. If you find swimming in a yellow pool to escape a coming out of the closet gang leader with your friend who nearly gets sodomized by an Eastern African artifact pulp fiction style while a screaming homosexual smears butter on your back then you would love this movie. I was looking forward to Mitch writing another funny story like this but haven't seen him do anything except have a short cameo in the beginning of "The Sweetest Thing". I give this movie a 3 out of 4 stars for what it is.


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