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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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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.

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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 (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Featured extras Andy Huffman and Robert Obergfell were full-time, sworn police officers for the City of Ridgecrest (California) at the time they appeared in this movie. 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

County Sheriff #2: [talking to Ramsey about their hard investigation] Yeah... I could never go through what you guys go through, too much bullshit on top of bullshit.
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Soundtracks

Barely Hangin' On
Written by James Intveld
Performed by James Intveld
Master Recording courtesy of Innerworks Records
Published by James Intvelo Music [BMI], Administered by Bug
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surprisingly interesting
3 October 2000 | by lvictorySee all my reviews

Fonda proves to be amazingly subtle and focused in her role as an abused deaf wife. The mood and tone of this film was compelling and unique, and though the story itself was unoriginal and at times contrived, I found myself totally drawn into the characters and style of the picture as a whole.


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