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Breakin' All the Rules -- Inspired by his fianc�e (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.


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Writer (WGA):
Daniel Taplitz (written by)
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Release Date:
14 May 2004 (USA) See more »
When it comes to getting dumped... He wrote the book.
Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up hand-book for men, becoming a best-selling author in the process. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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I haven't laughed so hard in months. See more (26 total) »


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Directed by
Daniel Taplitz 
Writing credits
Daniel Taplitz (written by)

Produced by
Paddy Cullen .... executive producer
Kevin Halloran .... co-producer
Lisa Tornell .... producer
Original Music by
Marcus Miller 
Cinematography by
David Hennings 
Film Editing by
Robert Frazen 
Casting by
Justine Arteta  (as Justine Baddeley)
Kim Davis-Wagner  (as Kim Davis Wagner)
Production Design by
Jerry Fleming 
Art Direction by
Peter Borck 
Set Decoration by
Betty Berberian 
Costume Design by
Isis Mussenden 
Makeup Department
Beth Carter .... additional makeup artist
Deidra Dixon .... hair stylist: Mr. Foxx
Stacy Gibson .... makeup artist: Ms. Union
Jasmine Kimble .... key hair stylist
Kimberly Kimble .... hair department head
LaLette Littlejohn .... makeup department head
Joanetta Stowers .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Kevin Halloran .... unit production manager
Bonnie Weis .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Amateau .... first assistant director
Anthony J. Nahar .... second second assistant director (as Tony Nahar)
Handel Whitmore .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jennifer Bendror .... art department coordinator
Lance DeSpain .... lead scenic
Chris Devicariis .... assistant property master
Jeffrey Paul Johnson .... property master
Lisa Robinson .... on-set dresser
Wayne Springfield .... construction coordinator
Chris Wright .... set dresser
Ray Yamagata .... assistant art director
Sound Department
David Chornow .... production sound mixer
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer: temp
Stephen Hunter Flick .... co-supervising sound editor
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Nicholas James .... dialogue editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Donald Nelson .... sound
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Annie Shih .... sound department assistant
Steven Ticknor .... re-recording mixer
Steven Ticknor .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Mark R. Byers .... special effects coordinator
Steve Sosner .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Kyle Cassidy .... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Saeed Faridzadeh .... digital compositor
Kent Johnson .... visual effects producer
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects
Ian Noe .... digital effects supervisor
Victor Scalise .... visual effects editor
Charles Schwartz .... matchmove artist: opening credits (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera
Steve Castanda .... electrician
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Brent Egan .... camera loader
Leslie Hamilton .... assistant camera
Jennifer Ann Henry .... second/first assistant: "b" camera
Scott Hillman .... key rigging grip
George A. Hock .... rigging gaffer
John W. Kristopik .... electrician
Alex Leyton .... camera operator
Brien McDonald .... grip
James A. Neal .... best boy grip (as James Neal)
Ryan Nelson .... grip
Ila Packman .... grip
Jason Parrillo .... electrician
Billy Pierson .... dolly grip
Max Pomerleau .... gaffer
David 'D.R.' Rhineer .... assistant camera
Greg Rhineer .... camera operator
D. Stevens .... still photographer
John Taylor .... best boy electric
Thomas Vandermillen .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Judy Cook .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Candice Carella .... costumer
Mari Grimaud .... costume supervisor
Demetricus Holloway .... set costumer
Elaine McGhee .... set costumer
Marcie Olivi .... costumer
Editorial Department
Joe DiGiandomenico .... apprentice editor (as Joseph F. DiGiandomenico)
Daniel Gabbe .... assistant editor (as Daniel L. Gabbe)
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Location Management
Serena Baker .... assistant location manager
Robert Foulkes .... location manager
Music Department
Michele Aristy .... score assistant
Peter Coquillard .... music supervisor
Jay Duerr .... music editor
Marcus Miller .... musician: musical score
Transportation Department
Lyle Atkins .... driver
Michael Ballew .... transportation co-captain (as Mike Ballew)
Jody Bingenheimer .... driver
Steve Brodsky .... driver
Curtis Clark .... driver
Hardy Ophuls .... picture car coordinator
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain
Shawn Coulter .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Toussaint Banks .... production assistant
Gabriel Benvenuto .... assistant: Kevin Halloran (as Gabe Benvenuto)
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist (as Cassandra O. Butcher)
Robert L. Catron .... accounting clerk
Mykel Denis .... production coordinator
Arash Esfandi .... production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
John Grisam .... production assistant
Kimberly Guidone .... assistant: Lisa Tornell
Wade Hagen .... first assistant accountant
Jerrold McKinley Ivery .... assistant: Daniel Taplitz
Baron Jay .... stand in for morris chestnut
La Shan Knox .... production assistant
Andrew Kopjak .... production assistant
Johnny Mack .... assistant: Mr. Foxx
Brian McMillan .... animal supplier
Cheryl Miller .... production coordinator
Julia Rhoton .... production assistant
Patrick Richmond .... key production assistant
Christina Rollo .... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Rubio .... script supervisor (as Nicole Cummins)
Victor Scalise .... title designer
Clyde Sherman .... production assistant
Reese St. Amant .... animal trainer (as Charisse St. Amant)
Sheilah Sullivan .... production accountant
John Trujillo .... layout board
Anthony Woods .... set medic

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material/humor and language
Argentina:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

During the making of this movie, Jamie Foxx had cut his hair for Ray (2004/I). So in the final scene, Foxx is wearing a wig, which is why his hair looks so much longer.See more »
Continuity: When Quincy shows his work to Evan at his house, his sideburns switch from connected as a goatee to regular sideburns from shot to shot.See more »
Helen Sharp:Hello, I'm Helen, Quincy's muse.
Nicky Callas:Oh. I'm Nicky, Quincy's girlfriend.
Rita Monroe:I'm Rita. I just screw him.
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Movie Connections:
I Know What You WantSee more »


How does it end?
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I haven't laughed so hard in months., 24 May 2004
Author: angeliqx from California

I have to say I wasn't expecting it to be so hilarious. It was just one laugh after the next. Jaime Fox has definitely come a long way from In Living Color, showing not only his comedic talents but also his flair for the romantic. Gabrielle Union adding her charisma to the women stuck between two cousins, and Morris Chestnut looking as sexy as ever. I'm surprised it wasn't advertised as much. Jennifer Esposito is the woman you love to hate, and Peter MacNicol with his nervous humor makes for a film that you don't want to miss. The music was integrated perfectly into the dialogue. Heather Headley being the topper with her song "He Is", moving the audience to remember what it was like to fall in love. If you haven't seen it, see it. If you've seen it, see it again. Don't let this film go unnoticed.

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