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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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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

Gene Michaels: Hey man, I've got a rule: never question the intentions of anything over eight feet, okay?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Music and Lyrics by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Administered by EMI Publishing/Queen Music
Courtesy of Hollywood Records for the United States and Canada and Courtesy of EMI Records for the remainder of the world
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Excellent movie!
23 March 2005 | by Shazam-CapSee all my reviews

I would highly recommend this comedy-drama to anyone. I sincerely enjoyed this gem of a movie. The acting was great and sincere. It was funny. It was serious and thought provoking. It had some sad moments and some thrilling moments. In the end, it made me cry, so it is definitely an emotional movie.

Even though I knew what to expect, or so I thought, the movie caught me off guard with a surprise twist and a very emotional one.

I also liked the singing and music in this film. The soundtrack to it must be awesome. The singing was just fantastic. The performances were powerful and enthralling.

All in all Breaking the Rules (Sketches) was class-A entertainment and worth viewing by anyone wanting to see a really good show with some substance. I can't recommend it enough. I give it a thumbs up.

See this movie. You won't be disappointed.


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