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Break Up (1998)

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Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the ... See full summary »

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Paul Marcus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bridget Fonda ... Jimmy Dade
Kiefer Sutherland ... John Box
Hart Bochner ... Frankie Dade
Steven Weber ... Officer Andrew Ramsey
Penelope Ann Miller ... Grace
Tippi Hedren ... Mom
Leslie Stefanson ... Shelly
Mike Hagerty ... George (as Michael Hagerty)
Tom Harrison Tom Harrison ... Nan
Charles Noland ... Neighbor
Muse Watson ... Baker Cop #1
Matt O'Toole ... Liquor Store Owner
Abraham Verduzco Abraham Verduzco ... Boy
Anna Getty ... Waitress
Zack Tiegen Zack Tiegen ... L.A.P.D. Cop (as Zach Tiegan)
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Storyline

Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the stairwell, and she ends up in the hospital. When a charred body in her husband's car is pulled from a pond, the cops want to talk to her, but she bolts for her sister's, loses her savings pass-book, and then learns someone has emptied her bank account. She's goes on the run, with the same cops on her trail, and eventually realizes Frank may not be dead. Getting back her money, facing Frank, satisfying the police, and finding her freedom may be more than she can handle. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Silent Betrayal. Deadly Passion. Sweet Revenge.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence including domestic abuse, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Break Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reunites Bridget Fonda and Steven Weber since Single White Female See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy is pointing a revolver at Officer Ramsey in the rest room, and later when she shoots Frankie with the same gun, it is obvious from the frontal camera angle that the weapon is not loaded. Its chambers are clearly empty. See more »

Quotes

Officer Andrew Ramsey: So you think I'm the biggest asshole on the face of the earth? Stand in line.
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Soundtracks

Fade Into You
Written by Dave Roback and Hope Sandoval
Performed by Mazzy Star
Courtesy of Capital Records
Published by Sally Gardens Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music Inc. [BMI]]
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So Bad It's Not Even Funny
30 January 2001 | by RibtinSee all my reviews

What a horrible waste of time, energy and money, and I'm talking about me, not the producers! A horrible plot line, very bad acting and totally predictable outcome. It even took the director ten extra minutes of shooting scenes after the "climax" of the movie to figure out how to end it! I'm still trying to figure out why they made Fonda's character deaf, it really didn't come into play in the movie. Far fetched scenes with the husband and his self-mutilations. Minute after minute of nothing really happening on screen, it seemed they were just trying to figure out how to stretch the length. How anyone could be "held in suspense" by this movie is beyond me. No drama, no acting, no believable plot line and hopefully no more people will spend a dime on this movie. One of the worse!!


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