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Beat the competition... literally! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Cassini ... Max Matteo

Carol Mansell ... Phillip's Way Casting Director

Frank Cassini ... Tony Felice
Barry Primus ... Ira Goldstein

Kevin Corrigan ... J.D.
Lara Lyon ... Final Rights Casting Assistant
Paul Taegel ... John Fiorentino

Joey Diaz ... Large Producer (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
Eileen T'Kaye ... Final Rights Casting Director

Jennifer Beals ... Juliet
Steve Ruge ... Dayton (as Steven Ruge)

Paula Marshall ... Alice on Cell Phone

Eric McCormack ... Tad

Kevin Breznahan ... Photoshop Employee

David Sutcliffe ... Happy Actor

Joel Bissonnette ... Not So Happy Actor
Laura Meshell ... Actress at Bar

Bruce Ramsay ... Other Actor at Bar

Ellen Gerstein ... Secret Scruples Casting Director

Harry Van Gorkum ... Secret Scruples Producer #1

Tony Armatrading ... Secret Scruples Producer #2 (as Anthony Armatrading)

Susan Peretz ... Acting Teacher

George Russo ... George (Bitter Actor)

Nadège August ... Crying Actress in Class (as Nadege August)

Joanna Bowers ... Actress in Class (Seagull) (as Joanna Houghton)

James DiStefano ... Danny

Danny Nucci ... EJ Inglewood

Rene Rivera ... Detective Sanchez
J.J. Johnston ... Detective Coyle
Scott Forrest ... 2nd A.D.
William Vogt ... Secret Scruples Director

Alice Barrett ... Lisa (Tony's Girlfriend) (as Alice Barrett Mitchell)
Tony Pierce ... Bartender

Sandra Oh ... Young Turk

Jeffrey Meek ... Barry Daniels

Wendy Johnson ... Party Girl
Karina Valdez ... High Girl

Ali MacLean ... Party Crasher

Kimmarie Johnson ... Sexy Woman

Dayton Callie ... Saul Rubin

Molly Parker ... Kate

Robert Peters ... Detective Pasternak

John Colella ... Detective Grattola
Paul Bates ... Loud Customer

Race Owen ... 'Combustion' Director

Jamieson Stern ... James (Naive Actor)

Eric Roberts ... Michael Richard Lange

Susan Johnston ... 'Combustion' Assistant

Denise Moses ... TV Host

Charles Robinson ... Captain Stevens (as Charlie Robinson)
Cathy Giannone ... Precinct Casting Director

Andre Mayers ... Cop #1

Philip Willcox ... Cop #2 (as Phil Wilcox)

Christopher Mur ... Cop #3
Freddy Andreiuci ... Freddy

Olivia Rosewood ... Granola Girl

Lori Triolo ... Cathy

Elizabeth Berridge ... NY Girl

Audrey Rapoport ... Doreen (Woman Fan)

Beverly Leech ... 'Badge' Casting Director
Aric Porro ... Ira's New Guy
Trey Wilkins ... Tyrone

Josh Welsh ... Movie Director (as Joshua Welsh)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Theresa Deveaux ... Party Girl

Deborah Dir ... Voice artist

Kelly Taylor ... Roxy Vixen
David L. Blue ... Cop (uncredited)

Brad Jacques ... Waiter (uncredited)
Brenda Kelly ... Actor (uncredited)

Humberto Meza ... Detective (uncredited)

Shelley Waggener ... Spunky Blonde Actor (uncredited)

Directed by
Monika Mitchell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Cassini 
John Cassini 

Produced by
Jeanette Brill .... producer (as Jeanette Volturno)
John Cassini .... co-producer
Gerard DiNardi .... line producer
Charles Lee .... executive producer
Trey Wilkins .... producer
Ric Wolfe .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Bellon 
 
Cinematography by
Eric J. Goldstein 
 
Film Editing by
Lawrence A. Maddox 
Donald Paonessa 
 
Casting by
Susan Peck 
 
Production Design by
Renee Davenport 
 
Set Decoration by
Isabelle Stamper 
 
Costume Design by
Ángela Núñez 
Lisa Parmet 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Curry .... key hair stylist
Michelle Gorospe .... assistant hair stylist
Michelle Gorospe .... makeup assistant
Leigh Pardolfi .... assistant hair stylist
Leigh Pardolfi .... makeup assistant
Sharon Simon .... makeup department head
Ross Tallent .... assistant hair stylist
Ross Tallent .... makeup assistant
Nacoma Whobrey .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Rick Osako .... unit production manager (as Rick A. Osako)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Forrest .... first assistant director
Ali Jensen .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rich Andrade .... leadman (as Richard Andrade)
Rich Andrade .... leadman
Brian Baines .... set dresser
Brian Bains .... set dresser
Eric Brownstein .... set dresser
Jack Cozzi .... on-set dresser
Raoul Germain Jr. .... swing
Joe Grady .... set dresser
Nick Houghton .... property master
Christian White .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Brad Bryan .... boom operator
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Markus Innocenti .... supervising sound editor
John Kohlbrenner .... sound effects editor
Marcus Ricaud .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
David P. Kelsey .... technical advisor
 
Visual Effects by
David Emerson .... optical and digital line-up
 
Stunts
Rob King .... stunt advisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louie Escobar .... electrician
Rocky Ford .... key grip (as Rocky W. Ford)
Megan Forste .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Taryn Freitas .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bryan Gilbert .... grip
Tim Gillis .... assistant camera
Fausto Grajeda .... electrician
Bryan Hayes .... best boy grip
Saul Herckis .... grip
Matt Jahnke .... electrician
Madison Liane .... assistant camera
Tony Matulic .... assistant camera
Anthony T. Mazzola .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
BJ McDonnell .... best boy grip
BJ McDonnell .... dolly grip
BJ McDonnell .... key grip
Michael Off .... camera operator
Michael Off .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Off .... gaffer
Joseph M. Setele .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Noah Shane .... grip
Jason Lee Smith .... best boy grip
Joey Toth .... camera loader
Joey Toth .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Susan Johnston .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Matthews .... key costumer (as Mary Matthews-Smith)
Maggie R. Smith .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Matt Harry .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Peter D. Kaye .... composer: additional music
Phil Steele .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... transportation coordinator (as Jim Brill)
Gino Demeo .... transportation co-captain
Tom Grady .... driver
 
Other crew
Shawn Amsler .... production assistant
Ed Baran .... publicist
Joseph Burleigh .... security officer
Susan Burlingame .... craft service production assistant
Sean Callahan .... production office coordinator
Linda Chapin Jones .... script supervisor
Deborah Dir .... voice artist
Robert Fewkes .... intern
Joe Finfera .... voice artist: post-production
Michael A. Galasso .... assistant to director
Marisa Gregory .... voice artist
Hunter Lee Hughes .... voice artist
Mark Kuglin .... security officer
Sara McCaffree .... assistant office coordinator
Richard McMillan .... location manager
Jennifer Mitchell .... intern
Christopher Mur .... production assistant
Padmini Narumanchi .... production assistant
Ron Painter .... security officer
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Julie Stephenson .... craft service
Mark S. Thomas .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Jonathan Bell .... thanks
Richard Scudder .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence
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Brazil:98 min
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Certification:
Australia:M (cable rating) | Iceland:12 | USA:R

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Break a Leg literally, 11 July 2014
Author: jadzia92 from Sydney, Australia

"Break a leg" is the expression of good luck to actors about to make their latest performance. However struggling actor Max Matteo (John Cassini) really took that saying literally as he went to great lengths to get a part. Break a Leg is quite a disturbing film but it does succeed in delivering its message of how hard it is for actors, whose names aren't very big, to get an acting job. Max Matteo's motivation in breaking legs literally has been emphasised by his own lack of confidence in getting a part on his own merits. This lack of confidence is what makes Matteo a very dark character, the darkness of which has been reflected throughout the atmosphere of this movie. On reflection now the movie's denouement is perhaps what should have been expected because once one crosses a dark path that one would reach a very dark destination.

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