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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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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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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

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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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References The Mack (1973) 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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Funny funny movie
2 September 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

The Breaks is the third movie to come out which shows white kids in with black culture. Mich Mullany is great in the lead role as Derrick it's like he resurrected his character White Mike from The Wayans Bros for the big screen. All in all a funny film.


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