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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.

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

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References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »

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Gravity
Music and Lyrics by Frank Fitzpatrick, Chuck Wild and Sue Sheridan
Performed by Hidden Faces
Produced by Frank Fitzpatrick and David Kitay
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Phony, trite, badly-acted -- your basic nightmare
9 December 1999 | by Alonso DuraldeSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in seven years, and I still have vivid memories of its awfulness. Cliched and predictable, and featuring a trio of really horrible performances (poor Annie Potts keeps a brave game face, despite the horror of the script), this is one of the most godawful flicks ever. (One character is dying, but by the end of the film you'll want to see ALL of them croak.)

Look up Ebert's review on the web, it's one of his rare "no-stars" write-ups, which the film richly deserves.


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