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Writer (WGA):
Charles Robert Carner (written by)
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Release Date:
1 December 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Christmas rush has just begun.
Plot:
In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Dean Cain ... Lt. Cornelius Morgan

Erika Eleniak ... Catherine 'Cat' Morgan
Roman Podhora ... Rich Rajinsky

Richard Yearwood ... Kid Blast
Bernard Browne ... Wayne
Santino Buda ... Simulus

Aleks Paunovic ... Petrovich

Angelo Tsarouchas ... Joyner

Eric Roberts ... Jimmy Scalzetti

Jack Wallace ... Santa
Larry Mannell ... Eric Norman
Chris Benson ... Al Quigley

Rothaford Gray ... Rashid Buckley

Sarah Deakins ... Aurora's Mom
Jessica Smith ... Aurora

Brooke Palsson ... Melanie Morgan
Trevor Toffan ... Henry Morgan

Corinne Conley ... Gramma Pat
Vicki Marentette ... Jeanette Scalzetti (as Vici Marentette)

Tristan Field-Jones ... Anthony Scalzetti

Patricia Harras ... Dr. Vanderbosch
Ed Sutton ... Detective Shanahan
David Brown ... Moose
Ernesto Griffith ... Big Lasalle

Tommy Chang ... Phan Wu
Vince Crestejo ... Mr. Wong (as Vincent Crestejo)
Leah Pasuta Katz ... Smiling Woman (as Leah Pasuta)
Rob Kristjansson ... Indecisive Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carlos Gallardo ... (archive footage)

Amy Tolsky ... (voice)
Cory Cassidy ... FBI Sniper (uncredited)
Warren Louis Wiltshire ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Robert Carner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Charles Robert Carner (written by)

Produced by
Charles Robert Carner .... executive producer
Thomas Carter .... executive producer
Tim Christenson .... associate producer
Peter Lhotka .... producer
Richard M. Rothstein .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Goi 
 
Film Editing by
Marc Leif 
 
Casting by
Donna Rosenstein 
 
Production Design by
David M. Davis  (as David Davis)
 
Art Direction by
Gordon Wilding 
 
Set Decoration by
Robin J. Swiderski  (as Robin Swiderski)
 
Costume Design by
Joanne Hansen 
 
Makeup Department
Pamela M. Athayde .... key makeup artist (as Pamela Athayde)
Lori Caputi .... hair stylist
Frances Hans .... assistant makeup artist
Janet MacDonald .... key hair stylist (as Janet McDonald)
Jennifer Machnee .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tom Benz .... production manager
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... unit production manager: Chicago second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... first assistant director: Chicago second unit
Richard Duffy .... first assistant director: Winnipeg
Ehud Ellman .... first assistant director
Matt Maloney .... second assistant director
Rick Skene .... second unit director: Winnipeg
 
Art Department
Gary Barringer .... graphic video artist
Lloyd Brandson .... key scenic artist
Olaf Dux .... construction coordinator
Mark Fry .... graphic artist
Alexis Labra .... set dresser
Jay Robertson .... property master
Roger Roscoe .... assistant property master
Mark Shields .... storyboard artist
Bill Sinosich .... head carpenter
Remi Verfaillie .... set dresser
Jason Wilkins .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Shane Connelly .... production sound mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
David C. Eichhorn .... sound supervisor (as Dave Eichhorn)
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Nello Torri .... sound re-recording mixer
Thor Andersen .... boom operator (uncredited)
Anita Lubosch .... production sound mixer trainee (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Rory Cutler .... special effects coordinator
Mark Gebel .... special effects technician
Ryan 'Big Show' Bobert .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Tim Harding .... second assistant special effects (uncredited)
Jeff Sanca .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Eric Vrba .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Spatny .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert Borges .... stunt performer
Tommy Chang .... action coordinator
Tommy Chang .... fight coordinator
Wanda Ferraton .... stunt double: Cat
Allen Keng .... stunt performer
Matt Kippen .... stunt double
Terrance Leigh .... stunt double: Morgan
Dan McLean .... stunt actor
Seun Olagunju .... stunt double: kid blast
Chuck Robinson .... stunt driver
Craig Skene .... additional stunts
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Rick Skene .... stunt driver
Richard Thomas .... stunt double: Scalzetti
Glen Thompson .... stunt double
Glen Thompson .... stunt double: Simulus
Ofield Williams .... stunt double: Wayne Uglesich (as Kevin Williams)
Joe Eigo .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François Balcaen .... key grip
John Durica .... lighting technician
Gregg Gannett .... second assistant camera: Chicago second unit (as Greg Gannett)
Schane Godon .... assistant camera
Tony Guerin .... camera operator
Joao Holowka .... best boy electric
Charles Konowal .... director of photography: Winnipeg second unit
David Morenz .... first assistant camera: Chicago second unit (as Dave Morenz)
Steve Morrison .... gaffer
Chooch Paglaro .... video playback operator
Clint Silzer .... dolly grip
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
Keith Eidse .... additional camera trainee (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sara Getzkin .... casting: USA
Jim Heber .... casting: Winnipeg
Juli-Ann Kay .... casting: Canada
Patricia Kress .... extras casting assistant
Sid Potma .... casting assistant: Canada
Lori Stefaniuk .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Michael Stahlberg .... assistant editor
Michael Hatzer .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Debney .... composer: theme music
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Peter Rotter .... music production supervisor
 
Transportation Department
John Bekavac .... driver captain
Jim Campbell .... set driver
Donny Haldane .... picture vehicle coordinator
Brian 'Shaky' Johnson .... driver
Glen Kerr .... driver: honeywagon
Ralph McCoy .... picture vehicle coordinator
Dave Perich .... transportation coordinator
Scott Quantrell .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Lindsay Affleck .... production assistant
Santino Barile .... armorer
Dale Ross Braun .... assistant production accountant
Jennifer Buchwald .... production assistant
Lisa Byrne .... production coordinator
Tommy Chang .... fight coordinator
Michael Chirsky .... production assistant
Dianne Domaratzki .... assistant production coordinator
Jordan Fines .... animal trainer (as Jordan Heppner)
Eileen Gano .... craft service first aid
Jill Heather .... assistant production coordinator
Rob Kristjansson .... production assistant
Dean Lange .... production accountant
Carmen Lethbridge .... location manager
Susan Marucci .... script supervisor
David Porter .... chef
Bill Sorochan .... location manager
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor
Dave Brown .... firearms trainer (uncredited)
Shane Clements .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
C. Bryce Fuller .... story development assistant (uncredited)
Rowan Harland .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Julian Saray .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Breakaway" - USA (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Quotes:
[first lines]
Jimmy Scalzetti:For those of you who just fell of the broccoli boat, Chicago Place is the most exclusive shopping mall in the Chicago area. The Christmas Rush is their busiest and most profitable season. At the end of each business day, fifty-seven retailers deposit their cash receipts in the basement vault...
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Definitely worth a look, 15 December 2002
Author: sleestaker from Mississippi

I have to say that I enjoyed this movie, mainly because I like Eric Roberts.

Once again Eric transcends the material he is given. His sister may be more famous, but Eric is definitely more talented. I keep waiting for him to land the role that will showcase his talent to a mass audience. If you want to see him at his best, watch "Star 80."

It was refreshing to see Erika Eleniak play a Christian who didn't apologize for nor tiptoe around her faith. Neither was she an in-your-face fanatic. She was much like most Christians - faithful and trusting. The movie gets high marks from me for this alone. After decades of seeing caricatures of Christians in movies, it's nice to see a regular person who just happens to be a believer.

I have to agree that the bit with the go karts in the sewer was hokey, especially since they seemed to move about 10mph. Why Dean Cain chose to chase in the 3rd go kart rather than just run them down on foot is beyond me. This has to be the slowest chase scene since "The Jerk" when Steve Martin tried to escape from M. Emmett Walsh in a car with no wheels. If the ending hadn't been what it was, the go kart scene might have been too much, but "Christmas Rush" redeemed itself in the climax where Roberts' character was forced to make a tough decision. Roberts brings a human side to his character that seals the movie very well.

No, it's not a classic and, yes, it is "Die Hard in a mall" (just like "Air Force One" is "Die Hard on a plane"), but for a quick seasonal action film to watch on basic cable on a weeknight, you could do worse. I mean, you could be paying seven bucks to go see Rob Schneider in "The Hot Chick." That ought put it heavily into perspective.

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