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Breaking the Rules (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 October 1992 (USA)
Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.

Director:

Neal Israel

Writer:

Paul W. Shapiro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Phelan Shawn Phelan ... Young Phil
Jackey Vinson ... Young Gene
Marty Belafsky ... Young Rob
Jason Bateman ... Phil Stepler
C. Thomas Howell ... Gene Michaels
Jonathan Silverman ... Rob Konigsberg
Kent Bateman Kent Bateman ... Mr. Stepler
Krista Tesreau Krista Tesreau ... Rob's Date
Annie Potts ... Mary Klinglitch
Eurlyne Epper Eurlyne Epper ... Redneck Woman
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... Redneck #1
Steven Chambers Steven Chambers ... Redneck #2
Mark Rosenblatt Mark Rosenblatt ... Bartender
Frank Wagner Frank Wagner ... Justice of the Peace
Manuel Pickett Manuel Pickett ... Minister in Arizona
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Storyline

A cancer stricken man takes his two best friends whom he hasn't seen in a long time on a road trip. The two friends aren't talking to each other due to a bad fallout years ago. On the way they meet an attractive wild woman with a heart of gold. Written by Mystic80

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sketches See more »

Filming Locations:

Rio Linda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,175, 11 October 1992

Gross USA:

$52,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,285
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Filmed in 1989 but remained unreleased until 1992 due to the original studio filing for bankruptcy. See more »

Quotes

Phil Stepler: I will reach down your fucking neck and pull your throat out through your mouth.
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Crazy Credits

THIS FILM DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF S.I. See more »

Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Hurt So Bad (To Love)
Music and Lyrics by Frank Fitzpatrick and Chuck Wild
Performed by Hidden Faces
Produced by Frank Fitzpatrick
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Excellent movie for what it is...
25 August 2004 | by aloha69mSee all my reviews

The acting is not the greatest, sound dubbing was a real joke, but the story and the feeling of the movie was amazing. If you watch this movie and don't feel it in your heart, call the coroner... you are dead.

I would LOVE to have this movie in my DVD collection, I just have to get them to put it on DVD. I personally think it was GREAT! Guys seem to have a problem getting caught showing their feelings. If you have feelings, don't watch this movie with a woman if showing your emotions is a no.. no. If you have ever lost a friend, this will bring back all of the emotions. If you are losing a friend, this movie will hurt even more.

I take one star for the cheesy acting and the poor dubbing, but the other four stars are solid. I recommend it highly.


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