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Break a Leg (2005)

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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Max Matteo
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'Phillip's Way' Casting Director
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Tony Felice
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Ira Goldstein
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J.D.
Lara Lyon ...
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John Fiorentino
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Large Producer (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
Eileen T'Kaye ...
'Final Rights' Casting Director
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Juliet
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Alice on Cell Phone
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Tad
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Photoshop Employee
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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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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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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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Surprisingly Good!
26 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised I quite liked this movie. Witty writing (some "inside" jokes I got, others I didn't - maybe due to actors speaking on top of one another), great acting (notably John Cassini), great cameos, interesting and unique directing. I rented it to see Jeffrey Meek (very disappointed he was in it such a short time, blink and you'll miss him!) but found the movie remarkably entertaining. I'll actually watch it again before I send back to Netflix. I think actors and wanna-be actors will thoroughly enjoy this movie. The ending is somewhat expected but wish they'd done something different (and more positive). Too bad the movie wasn't better received except for in the "festival" market. I suggest it to anyone who loves the acting biz.


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