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Director:
Writers:
Mitch Mullany (writer)
Jeff Stolzer (uncredited for script)
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Release Date:
26 February 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's a brother that pales by comparison.
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Up there with Friday, CB4, Don't be a Menace To Society... See more (26 total) »

Cast

 
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)
 
Stunts
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)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong crude sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content
Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: Position of the guns in the "Kill Whitey" group meeting.See more »
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References The Mack (1973)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Up there with Friday, CB4, Don't be a Menace To Society..., 8 June 2001
Author: axeman808 (axeman808@bellsouth.net) from Atlanta, GA, USA

A funny, funny, funny movie... It's ALMOST a typical "day in the hood" comedy, except it revolves around a White Irishman, raised by a Black family in Compton... Derrick ("White Mike" from "Martin"), accompanied by his best friend Chris ("Cole" from "Martin") adventure around the neighborhood, chased by Cops and Thugs, in search of a carton of milk... There are not only several side-stories to enjoy here, developing snippets of ideas from other movies ("I'm Gonna Get You Sucka", "Friday", "Pulp Fiction"), but there are countless guest stars from other "day in the hood" type movies, as well as from the rap, funk, and basketball worlds... If you like Friday, CB4, Fear Of A Black Hat, Don't Be A Menace To Society, Who's The Man, etc...You owe it to yourself to check out "The Breaks".

I give it an 8/10 (with only Fear Of A Black Hat getting a higher score from me in this genre)

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