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The Breaks (1999)

Adopted by a black family in L.A., Derrick grows up an Irish white boy who thinks he's black! When his mother catches him romantically entangled with a woman on her couch, he's thrown out with an ultimatum. In HD.


Eric Meza


Mitch Mullany





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 ... Self
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 Pierre Edwards ... The Pimp (as Pierre)


Funny hood movie about a white boy from Ireland who was adopted by a loving, helpful and supportive black family and then was brought up in the predominant black neighborhood and he was the minority. The introduction does great at setting the world and characters up for the easy to follow story that does not require full attention to back able Written by gotdathang

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He's a brother that pales by comparison.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


In the film Charles is called "Little Gay Urkel." Darius McCrary is the star of Family Matters Eddie Winslow which stars Jaleel White as Steve Urkel. Darius even says in the film "Aye he do look like a Little Gay Urkel though" See more »


When Derrick is scolding the "Black Militants", the leader is alternately wearing/not wearing his shades between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Spoofs Good Will Hunting (1997) See more »


Funk Layin' Round
Written by George Clinton and Belita Woods
Performed by George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars
Published by On The Way Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Artisan Music Inc. and Available Entertainment
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How can I help you my young..........Your white.
16 July 2001 | by Skywalker02See all my reviews

All he has to do is come home with a carton of milk.

"The Breaks" was one of the funniest movies that I've seen in a long time. It's the story of Derrick King (Mitch Mullany). Derrick , is an Irish immagrant who is raised by a black family in Compton. Derricks' mother finally gets fed up with his behavior as a brainless, thoughtless ,sex-crazed slacker that she kicks him out of the house unless he can successfully come home with a quart of milk.

His holy quest for calcium, he runs into every kind of obstacle imaginable in the south central projects.

This film is laugh a minute. Done in the true spirit of films like "Friday" "CB-4" and "Don't Be a Menace to Society While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" it keeps the lauphs comming. The film spoofs scenes from "Pulp Fiction" "Good Will Hunting" and "Good Times"

This is not a film for the squemish. Those who cringe at crude humor my not enjoy this film. For everyone else, rent it today, you wont be disappointed.

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26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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