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The Break (1997)

A Further Gesture (original title)
Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sean Dowd
... Tulio
... Monica
... Richard
... Paco
... Scott
... Danny
... Tommy Breen
... Liam
... Joe
Roy Heaybeard ... Food Lorry Driver
Toby Bradford ... Charlie
... Roisin
Robert Taylor ... Visiting Room Prison Officer
B.J. Hogg ... Albert
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Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets him stabbed, one of the restaurant employees takes him in and finds him medical care. As Dowd recovers in the flat of Tulio and Tulio's sister Monica, he realizes that these Guatemalan exiles share his rebellious principles. When he learns they are planning a political assassination, he offers to help. His attraction to Monica contributes to his willingness to volunteer. However, the cops are closing in on him: can he make the hit, protect his new friends, and escape with Monica? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Good Movie
23 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

For fans of Stephen Rea, I recommend seeing this good prison escape movie...I wish this film would be on DVD...its far underrated for an action/drama movie...its an Irish film but really deserved far more coverage here in USA...


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