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The Breaks -- Adopted by a black family in L.A., Derrick grows up an Irish white boy who thinks he's black.When his mother catches him romantically entangled with a woman on her couch, he's thrown out with an ultimatum--he must prove he can do something right.
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Mitch Mullany (writer)
Jeff Stolzer (uncredited for script)
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Release Date:
26 February 1999 (USA) See more »
He's a brother that pales by comparison.
A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Isaiah Barnes ... Charles
Paula Bel ... Paula - 'the Ho'
Paul Benjamin ... Clerk
Lamont Bentley ... Darryl

George Clinton ... Himself

Loretta Devine ... Floria
Justin Doran ... Nilla
E-40 ... Judge
Pierre Edwards ... The Pimp (as Pierre)
Alex Esta ... Poet Ling Ling

Art Evans

John Farley ... Police Officer

Kevin P. Farley ... Police Officer
Ricky Harris ... Militant Leader

Charity Hill ... Dream Girl

Edwin Hodge ... Tiki

Teddy Lane Jr. ... Large Jaw Guy in Jail

Darius McCrary ... Shaquan

Eddie Mui ... Kim
Mitch Mullany ... Derrick King

Paula Jai Parker ... Ann

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Chris

Gary Payton ... Man Quizzing Derek in Prison

Clifton Powell ... Cosmo
Reynaldo Rey ... Uncle Deion
Sam Scarber ... Cop

Larry B. Scott ... Paraplegic Inmate
Speedy ... Derrick's Father
Joseph Wiggan ... Dancer

Xzibit ... Jamal

Barry Brandt ... Cop (uncredited)

WC ... Whiskers (uncredited)
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Directed by
Eric Meza 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mitch Mullany  writer
Jeff Stolzer  uncredited for script

Produced by
Bob Shapiro .... line producer
Terry Spazek .... producer
Cinematography by
Carlos González 
Film Editing by
Matthew Colonna 
Kevin Wiebelhaus (co-editor)
Casting by
Betsy Fels 
Anissa Williams 
Production Design by
Simon Dobbin 
Production Management
Mark B. Lasser .... unit production manager
Laura Stuart .... production manager
Robert E. Warner .... unit production manager
Art Department
Scott Buckwald .... property master
Laura J. DeRosa .... art department coordinator
David Pirinelli .... leadman
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... assistant dialogue editor
Bobbi Banks .... supervising sound editor
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound effects editor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor
John R. Fors .... boom operator
Shawn Kennelly .... adr mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Dov Schwarz .... dialogue editor
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor
Special Effects by
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Chris Blackwood .... stunts
Kofi Elam .... stunt double
Hollis Hill .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
William Ambrose .... best boy grip
James Boniface .... generator operator
Mark J. Coyne .... assistant camera
Paul Cuffee .... gaffer
Craig Lerner .... grip
Richard A. Ludt .... key grip
Barry Norwood .... first assistant camera
Paul Ott .... grip
Tyler Williams .... assistant camera
Music Department
Richard A. Harrison .... preview music editor
Transportation Department
John W. Barbee .... transportation coordinator
James Boniface .... driver
Sean C. Ryan .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Ted Campbell .... production assistant
Michelle A. De Mayo .... post-production accountant
Donique Patton .... script supervisor
Tory Reed .... key set production assistant
Tim Turner .... production accountant
Donald E. Wygal .... assistant production coordinator (as Don Wygal)
Edward Warner .... special thanks

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Additional Details

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Rated R for strong crude sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
How can I help you my young..........Your white., 16 July 2001
Author: Harry Biswas from Orlando, FL

All he has to do is come home with a carton of milk.

"The Breaks" was one of the funniest movies that I've seen in a long time. It's the story of Derrick King (Mitch Mullany). Derrick , is an Irish immagrant who is raised by a black family in Compton. Derricks' mother finally gets fed up with his behavior as a brainless, thoughtless ,sex-crazed slacker that she kicks him out of the house unless he can successfully come home with a quart of milk.

His holy quest for calcium, he runs into every kind of obstacle imaginable in the south central projects.

This film is laugh a minute. Done in the true spirit of films like "Friday" "CB-4" and "Don't Be a Menace to Society While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" it keeps the lauphs comming. The film spoofs scenes from "Pulp Fiction" "Good Will Hunting" and "Good Times"

This is not a film for the squemish. Those who cringe at crude humor my not enjoy this film. For everyone else, rent it today, you wont be disappointed.

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