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Break a Leg (2005)

A talented, but struggling actor is willing to go to any length to get a job - including "break a leg"... especially those of other actors.

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Monika Mitchell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cassini ... Max Matteo
Carol Mansell ... 'Phillip's Way' Casting Director
Frank Cassini ... Tony Felice
Barry Primus ... Ira Goldstein
Kevin Corrigan ... J.D.
Lara Lyon Lara Lyon ... 'Final Rights' Casting Assistant
Paul Taegel Paul Taegel ... John Fiorentino
Joey Diaz ... Large Producer (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
Eileen T'Kaye Eileen T'Kaye ... 'Final Rights' Casting Director
Jennifer Beals ... Juliet
Steve Ruge Steve Ruge ... Dayton (as Steven Ruge)
Paula Marshall ... Alice on Cell Phone
Eric McCormack ... Tad
Kevin Breznahan ... Photoshop Employee
David Sutcliffe ... Happy Actor
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Storyline

When Max's performance is no competition for producers' nephews and bigger "names," his only option is to cripple the competition - literally. But as the roles get bigger, the competition gets stronger, the stakes get higher, and now with an undercover thespian cop on his trail, Max must struggle with his ongoing road to success and the choices he's made. Written by Sean Callahan

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Beat the competition... literally! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...és lábtörést! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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I thoroughly enjoyed this film...
9 January 2005 | by djdaveathome_2000See all my reviews

After seeing 'Break a Leg' in Vancouver at the release party I thought it was a very enjoyable film.

I had a few outright belly laughs and some of the cameos (Eric Roberts in particular) were a scream. I haven't heard word about actual release date although I've heard it's close.

The story is simple but is mainly a vehicle for the characters and situations. The script is smooth and seamless, the plot develops effortlessly and the acting is comfortable yet fresh. This film has won at least one award from EACH of the film festivals it's been in, which is around 10 - 15 or so.

I highly recommend 'Break a Leg'.


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