A talented, but struggling actor is willing to go to any length to get a job - including "break a leg"... especially those of other actors.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Matteo
Phillip's Way Casting Director
Tony Felice
Ira Goldstein
Lara Lyon ...
Final Rights Casting Assistant
Paul Taegel ...
John Fiorentino
Large Producer (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
Eileen T'Kaye ...
Final Rights Casting Director
Steve Ruge ...
Dayton (as Steven Ruge)
Alice on Cell Phone
Photoshop Employee
Happy Actor


When Max's performance is no competition for producers' nephews and bigger "names," his only option is to cripple the competition - literally. But as the roles get bigger, the competition gets stronger, the stakes get higher, and now with an undercover thespian cop on his trail, Max must struggle with his ongoing road to success and the choices he's made. Written by Sean Callahan

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »




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21 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Hilarious and Dark
7 November 2003 | by (LOS ANGELES) – See all my reviews

A struggling actor finds the best way to break into Hollywood is to start knocking off the competition. But what makes Break a Leg a real gem is the sardonic look into the existence of the struggling (and not so) LA actor. It brings us into that world with effortless irony and wit. It's also got a polished look and very adept direction under Monika Mitchell. Break a Leg is one of those rare independent films that doesn't compromise its production values at any level. The writing is tight, the dialogue first rate. Cassini is an actor's actor, and the role really shows off his talents. The climactic scene between him and Rene Garcia is an instant classic, and may go down as one of the funniest Hollywood scenes of all time. I saw it at an advanced screening, and everyone in the audience laughed uncontrollably and raved about it afterwards.

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