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Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 14 May 2004 (USA)
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Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up hand-book for men, becoming a best-selling author in the process.

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Daniel Taplitz

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Daniel Taplitz
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Quincy Watson
Gabrielle Union ... Nicky Callas
Morris Chestnut ... Evan Fields
Peter MacNicol ... Philip Gascon
Jennifer Esposito ... Rita Monroe
Bianca Lawson ... Helen Sharp
Jill Ritchie ... Amy
Samantha Nagel Samantha Nagel ... Sandra / Executive Assistant
Grace Chan Grace Chan ... Secretary
Danny Comden ... Sam
Octavia Spencer ... Stylist (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Heather Headley ... Herself
Patrick Cranshaw ... Mr. Lynch
Tate Taylor ... Attendant
Bob Stephenson ... Ticket Master
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Storyline

Quincy Watson, after being unceremoniously dumped by his fiancée, pens a "how to" book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject. Not wanting his male friends to suffer the same fate, he gives them advice on dumping their mates. A comedy of errors ensues. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

When it comes to getting dumped... He wrote the book.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material/humor and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Break Up Handbook See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,088,577, 16 May 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,827,301, 20 June 2004
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The bonus feature section of the DVD contains a colorized version of the 1935 Three Stooges short 'Hoi Polloi' See more »

Goofs

When Quincy shows his work to Evan at his house, his sideburns switch from connected as a goatee to regular sideburns from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Helen Sharp: Hello, I'm Helen, Quincy's muse.
Nicky Callas: Oh. I'm Nicky, Quincy's girlfriend.
Rita Monroe: I'm Rita. I just screw him.
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Referenced in Workaholics: The Strike (2011) See more »

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Head to Head
Written by Lester, Lady Precise and Ishkan
Performed by Lester
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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the break up movie
20 August 2007 | by kairinglerSee all my reviews

seems to me that this is where they got the idea for HITCH. this is a very good movie, funny, sarcastic, witty. jamie foxx is terrific, so is gabrielle union. i like the way that they wrote the story, the way that they set it up where the one person doesn't know what the other one is doing, and that they think that it's another person, i guess you just have to watch it to see what i mean. i think in real life that the "break up" book would be very helpful to a lot of people. now granted this isn't an action movie, so don't expect action, what however you should expect is a lot of laughs, and i don't mean a little, i mean tons of laughs, this movie will keep you in stitches the whole entire time,, my fav. character of course was the dog,, trying to get through the doggie door, then peeing when he get's stuck in the door , i thought that was cute.


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