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The Breaks (1999)

A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: ... See full summary »

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Eric Meza

Writer:

Mitch Mullany
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Anderson ... Inmate #1
Isaiah Barnes ... Charles
Max Becker Max Becker ... Young Derrick
Paula Bel Paula Bel ... Paula - 'the Ho'
Paul Benjamin ... Clerk
Lamont Bentley Lamont Bentley ... Darryl
Michelle Buffone Michelle Buffone ... Derrick's Irish Mom (as Michele Buffone)
Johnny Ray Burton Johnny Ray Burton ... Inmate #2
George Clinton ... Himself
Shireen Crutchfield ... Girl In The Car
Loretta Devine ... Floria
Oscar Dillon ... Inmate #3
Justin Doran Justin Doran ... Nilla
E-40 E-40 ... Judge
Pierre Edwards ... The Pimp (as Pierre)
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A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: his mom kicks him out of the house, his uncle fires him, the woman he loves dismisses him as childish, the LAPD (wearing Confederate-flag shoulder patches) impounds his car and tosses him in the drunk tank, a mean dude is after him for money, he's imprisoned in a store basement by gay sadists, and he's shot at. Along the way, however, he shows kindness to a near-sighted kid, and those random acts may prove to be his salvation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He's a brother that pales by comparison.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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Breaks See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When the drug dealer hugs Derrick, he is alternately holding/not holding a gun between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, the pimp gives his advice and opinions of the "Pimping Game." See more »

Connections

Spoofs Oz (1997) See more »

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Another Wayward Brother
Written by Adam Hirsh
Performed by Scott Liggett and Adam Hirsh
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Funny funny movie
2 September 2002 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

The Breaks is the third movie to come out which shows white kids in with black culture. Mich Mullany is great in the lead role as Derrick it's like he resurrected his character White Mike from The Wayans Bros for the big screen. All in all a funny film.


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