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Breaking Point -- Steven Luisi (Tom Berenger), a once prominent criminal defense attorney is attempting to come back to the profession after a struggle with drug addiction and a family tragedy. Steven stumbles into a complex, high profile murder case. Against his better judgment, he takes on the case that will eventually lead him down a path that brings him face to face with his own demons. While trying to solve the case Steven teams up with an ex-athlete turned gang member, Richard "Beanz" Allen. The two develop a fast friendship. Together they seek to reveal the truth and bring about justice in the court and on the street. Steven and Allen go head to head with the murderous Bowen (Busta Rhymes), a vicious Gang leader and Steven's old drug dealer. With Allen's help, Steven discovers that there are deep connections between Bowen, himself, and a corrupt police department. Throughout his journey, Steven learns more about the truth, and about himself. Allen and Steven discover that their common mission is the pursuit of redemption.


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  (in credits order)

Tom Berenger ... Steven Luisi

Busta Rhymes ... Al Bowen

Armand Assante ... Marty Berlin

Musetta Vander ... Celia Hernandez

Frankie Faison ... Judge Green

Sticky Fingaz ... Richard Allen (as Kirk 'Sticky Fingaz' Jones)

Curtiss Cook ... Byron Young

Devin Ratray ... Kevin
Quisha Saunders ... Tanya
Robert LuPone ... Frank Donnelly
Dyron Holmes ... Gregory Fixx

Robert Capelli Jr. ... Det. Howard

Craig muMs Grant ... Buster Biggs (as muMs da Schemer)
James Staszkiel ... Detective Flynn (as Jim 'Whisper' Staszkiel)

David Conley ... Father

Miles Kath ... Young Steven

Kenya Brome ... Angela

Joe Suba ... Adrienne Griffin
Scout Berenger ... Sam Luisi

Jill Nicolini ... Veronica Taylor
John Kennedy ... Reporter #2
Alix Hayes ... Jennifer Flowers

Marianne Hettinger ... Claire
Arturo Gatti ... T-Bar

Shabazz Ray ... Merc
Jonathan Sullivan ... Deputy

Kresh Novakovic ... Deputy #2 (as Kresimir Novakovic)
Liza Labeida ... Bowen's girl

Jordan Woolley ... Wayne

Jennifer Sciarra ... Paralegal
Birdie M. Hale ... Old Woman
Nancy St. Alban ... Nurse Hastings

Socorro Santiago ... Nurse Rawlings
Gil Rogers ... Man in Hospital

Nancy McDoniel ... Man's Wife

Matthew Rauch ... Dr. Goldberg
Joe Gioco ... Dr. Sid Seymore
Vincent Campanella ... Marty Berlin's Assistant (as Vince Campanella)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Edward Brooks ... Pedestrian
Mark Celentano ... Mark Russo
Maria-Jose Davo ... Reporter

Ryan O'Quinn ... Brett Thomspon (voice)
Scorchio Pepo ... Dino

Bill Sorice ... Parent
Paul Thornton ... Paparazzi

Brent Huff ... Berlin's Phantom (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by
Jeff Celentano 
Writing credits
Vincent Campanella (screenplay)

Produced by
Marc Bikindou .... executive producer
Sylvia Caminer .... co-producer
Sylvia Caminer .... line producer
Johnny Camisa .... associate producer
Vincent Campanella .... producer
Robert Capelli Jr. .... producer
Andrea Cardinalli .... executive producer
Mark Celentano .... executive producer
Julian Pliszka .... executive producer
Kevin Strom .... executive producer
Michael Tadross Jr. .... executive producer
Christopher David Webb .... associate producer
Jay Webb .... producer
Original Music by
Pinar Toprak 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Vouniozos 
Film Editing by
Douglas Crise 
Ryan Folsey 
Casting by
Judy Henderson 
Production Design by
Gwendolyn Witkin 
Set Decoration by
Sandra Scurria 
Costume Design by
Mikaela Wohl 
Makeup Department
Michelle Kearns .... makeup artist
David Presto .... makeup artist
Joelle Troisi .... makeup department head
Joelle Troisi .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Tevin Adelman .... unit production manager
Natalie Costa .... production consultant
Straw Weisman .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jolian Blevins .... second assistant director
Shawn Rice .... first assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Bricker .... property master
Nicolo DePierro .... leadman
Jonny Gillette .... props
Paula Loos .... set dresser
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Michael Baird .... supervising sound designer
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor
Levent Erdogan .... foley editor
Allie Fitz .... adr supervisor
Allie Fitz .... sound editor
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Corey J. Grasso .... assistant sound editor
Angela Hemingway .... adr editor
Angela Hemingway .... dialogue editor
Richard Kitting .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Tiffany Lentz .... assistant sound editor
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
John Peccatiello .... sound effects editor
Clayton Perry .... boom operator
Mark Server .... sound effects editor
Anthony Viera .... production sound mixer
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Gene Harrison .... stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Joe Suba .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Baird .... electrician
Joe Belschner .... key grip
Boris Cifuentes .... grip
Philip Dixon .... rigging gaffer (as Phil Dixon)
David Dutkus .... grip
David A. Erickson .... additional grip
Karine Gama .... additional electrician
Bart Grieb .... grip
Jarrod Kloiber .... electrician
Frank Love .... second assistant camera
Daniel Luebke .... additional electrician
Daniel Luebke .... additional grip
Christian May .... best boy electric
Parris Mayhew .... b cam/Steadicam operator
Aaron Medick .... Steadicam operator
Christian Miller .... rigging electrician
Tom Mone .... rigging electrician: New Jersey
Arttist Mouthapong .... best boy grip: striking crew
Rose Neeley .... loader
Sebastian Piras .... still photographer
Aaron Randall .... dolly grip
Kurt E. Soderling .... director of photography: aerial unit
Matt Staples .... best boy grip
Matthew Staples .... best boy grip
Marshall Stief .... first assistant camera
Dan Taggatz .... additional second assistant camera
Adam Troeger .... camera operator
Adam Troeger .... jib operator
Richard P. Ulivella .... gaffer
Christopher Vidaic .... grip
Ethan Wilhelm .... rigging electrician
Charles Wing .... electrician
Casey Wooden .... grip
David Woolner .... rigging electric
Michael Yetter .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Lori Eastside .... extras casting
Kimberly Graham .... casting associate
Rebecca Lindsey .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Merav Elbaz Belschner .... set costumer (as May Elbaz)
Chaunice Chapman .... wardrobe intern
Zairi Malcolm .... key costumer
Shelby Saboy .... wardrobe supervisor
Hatch Shannon .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Blake Harjes .... assistant editor
Katherine Otoole .... assistant editor
Brian Rodriguez .... post-production coordinator
Jay Webb .... additional editor
Music Department
Minjee Chung .... music preparation
Bodin Draskoci .... orchestra contractor
Emir Isilay .... composer: additional music
Sasha Jankovic .... music recording engineer
Thanos Kazakos .... music editor
Thanos Kazakos .... score mixer
Jerome Leroy .... orchestrator
Thanh Tran .... music preparation
Other crew
Stephanie Angel .... script supervisor
Katri Billard .... script supervisor (additional script supervisor)
Casandra Charles .... co-production coordinator
Matthew Chilsen .... location manager
Josh Greenbaum .... production assistant
Omar Hernandez .... production assistant
William Jackson .... production assistant
Rebecca Lindsey .... set production assistant
Carolyn Eileen Lynch .... set production assistant
Sara Manners .... production assistant: first team
Shane McCarthy .... additional set production assistant
Mike Pisani .... production assistant
Adam S. Poswolsky .... assistant location manager
Adam S. Poswolsky .... location scout
Marissa Price .... production coordinator
Christina I. Rodriguez .... key set production assistant
Stacy Rowe .... assistant to director
Steve Shapiro .... head production accountant
Steve Shapiro .... production supervisor
Issa Zaroui .... location manager
Natalie Costa .... special thanks
Brent Huff .... special thanks
Daniel Polo .... special thanks
Kevin Strom .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Order of Redemption" - Thailand (English title)
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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity
USA:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:MA15+ | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | USA:R (certificate #45585)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Thrilled crime-drama, but not "enough" worth., 22 April 2013
Author: kankawin25013 from Thailand

Breaking Point (showed as Order of Redemption in my cable-TV) was the crime drama movie which could make everyone go to the deepest of darkness. The movie blasted viewers with violence, drugs, and especially, women's abusive which more than a half of women in the world could disgust this film.

The plot is good in the side of drama, how the protagonist fight with his cruel past and the "bad bad" drug. I have to credit Tom Berenger for his performance in drama scenes. Rather than showing himself the "war-hero" as in his many films, Berenger was very good in expressing Steven Luisi a very poor character. Although, in the other part, I think he was just "an old man" with nothing special.

But the things that I was very surprise is the acting of Busta Rhymes. I had to praise him for his outstanding role which could made him advances to "Hall of Shame" (Shame just means antagonists). Every time he was shown on the screen, he could make "Al Bowen" to be the "over-the-top" nasty mobster. I believe that, as long as his character exists, everyone will want to "break him into pieces".

For other casts, Sticky Fingaz could made me pity with his fate. He was pretty good with the climax scene. Armand Assante is also well-done for his arrogant dubious "Marty Berlin".

However, I think the film crew cannot come out right with the mix of violence and drama sides which is the drawbacks of Breaking Point. They boost too much violence only to sell bad guys' role. Another thing is that the last scene is too silly and needless.

As overall, this movie is OK for shaking your heart and make you wondering "how the world is so bad", but it doesn't make me pleased as the worth- watching movie.

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