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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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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 ... L.A.P.D. Cop (as Zach Tiegan)
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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 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

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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

Many of the featured extras that played Bakersfield cops were actual officers from local stations. In a few of the scenes the director told them "just do it as you would in real life." 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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Sand
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Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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WORTH WATCHING
14 April 2002 | by flimbuffSee all my reviews

Nothing great here but a nicely acted story about an abused deaf wife (Fonda) of a small time crook (Bochner)who gets involved with one of her husband's plans and his mistress. Sutherland and Weber are cops drawn into what turns out to be a unmysterious murder investigation and the story just flows along.


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