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Breaking In (1989)

Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ernie Mullins
... Mike Lafebb
... Carrie aka Fontaine
... Delphine the Hooker
... Johnny Scot, Poker Player
... Shoes, Poker Player (as Harry Carey)
... Vincent Tucci, Attorney
... District Attorney
Richard Key Jones ... Lou, Bob's Tire & Body
Tom Lasswell ... Bud, Bob's Tire & Body
Walter Shane ... Bob's Tire & Body Manager
Frank A. Damiani ... Waiter
David Frishberg ... Nighclub Singer
John Baldwin ... Sam the Apostle
... Paul the Apostle
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Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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An amateur thief and a professional robber team up for an outrageous comic heist.

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Adventure | Comedy

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13 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como ser um Bom Ladrão  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$679,200, 13 October 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,877,618
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1.85 : 1
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Final film of Albert Salmi. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Mullins: [doing knee bends] The knees are the second thing to go.
Mike Lafebb: What's the first?
Ernie Mullins: I can't remember.
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Soundtracks

He Included Me
Music by Hampton H. Sewell
Words by Johnson Oatman Jr.
Published by Musical Ministries
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Light & fun caper flick
13 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Even though I appreciate Burt's bombastic,snide,cocky,gum chewing persona of old it was fun seeing him as vulnerable and pragmatic. I love caper movies and even though this one is tongue-in-cheek it is quite entertaining. I especially love the cat-burglar genre. Siemaszcko does a nice job of combining the youthful and arrogant with the need for those "coming up" to learn from a mentor. The movie doesn't take itself seriously but provides a good relationship story. Alot of fun if you just let it happen to you without analyzing every aspect. If you liked Siemaszcko in this check him out in Young Guns, and 3 o'clock high.


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