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Breakin' All the Rules ()


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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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Quincy Watson
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Nicky Callas
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Evan Fields
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Philip Gascon
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Rita Monroe
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Helen Sharp
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Amy
Samantha Nagel ...
Sandra / Executive Assistant
Grace Chan ...
Secretary
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Sam
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Stylist (as Octavia L. Spencer)
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Herself
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Mr. Lynch
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Attendant
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Ticket Master
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TV Host
Amie Petersen ...
Girl
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The Betty (as Faune Chambers)
Mario Carter ...
Man at Party
Ambrose Lamond Clayton ...
Man at Party
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Trey
Trina D. Johnson ...
Woman at Party (as Trina Johnson)
Clyde Sherman ...
Man at Bar
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Girl in Club (uncredited)
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Delivery Man (uncredited)
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Swedish Girlfriend (uncredited)
Sarah Oakley ...
Girl on Train (uncredited)
Steven J. Pershing ...
Zig Zag Valet (uncredited)
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Club Guy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Daniel Taplitz

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Daniel Taplitz ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paddy Cullen ... executive producer
Kevin Halloran ... co-producer
Lisa Tornell ... producer

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Marcus Miller

Cinematography by

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David Hennings

Film Editing by

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Robert Frazen

Editorial Department

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Joe DiGiandomenico ... apprentice editor (as Joseph F. DiGiandomenico)
Daniel Gabbe ... assistant editor (as Daniel L. Gabbe)
Dennis McNeill ... color timer (as Denny McNeill)

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Justine Arteta ... (as Justine Baddeley)
Kim Davis-Wagner ... (as Kim Davis Wagner)

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Jerry Fleming

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Peter Borck

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Betty Berberian

Costume Design by

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Isis Mussenden

Makeup Department

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Beth Carter ... additional makeup artist
Deidra Dixon ... hair stylist: Mr. Foxx
Stacy Gibson ... makeup artist: Ms. Union
Jasmine Kimble ... key hair stylist
Kimberly Kimble ... hair department head
LaLette Littlejohn ... makeup department head
Joanetta Stowers ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Kevin Halloran ... unit production manager
Bonnie Weis ... production supervisor

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Todd Amateau ... first assistant director
Anthony J. Nahar ... second second assistant director (as Tony Nahar)
Handel Whitmore ... second assistant director

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Jennifer Bendror ... art department coordinator
Lance DeSpain ... lead scenic
Chris Devicariis ... assistant property master
Jeffrey Paul Johnson ... property master
Lisa Robinson ... on-set dresser
Wayne Springfield ... construction coordinator
Chris Wright ... set dresser
Ray Yamagata ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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David Chornow ... production sound mixer
Gary Coppola ... sound re-recording mixer: temp
Stephen Hunter Flick ... co-supervising sound editor
Vincent Guisetti ... foley artist
Nicholas James ... dialogue editor
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist
Linda Murphy ... boom operator
Donald Nelson ... sound
Kyle Rochlin ... foley mixer
Annie Shih ... sound department assistant
Steven Ticknor ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor

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Mark R. Byers ... special effects coordinator
Steve Sosner ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Kyle Cassidy ... digital compositor: Luma Pictures
Saeed Faridzadeh ... digital compositor
Kent Johnson ... visual effects producer
Sam Nicholson ... visual effects
Ian Noe ... digital effects supervisor
Victor Scalise ... visual effects editor
Charles Schwartz ... matchmove artist: opening credits (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paolo Cascio ... first assistant camera
Steve Castanda ... electrician
Mark Shane Davis ... key grip
Brent Egan ... camera loader
Leslie Hamilton ... assistant camera
Jennifer Ann Henry ... second/first assistant: "b" camera
Scott Hillman ... key rigging grip
George A. Hock ... rigging gaffer
John W. Kristopik ... electrician
Alex Leyton ... camera operator
Brien McDonald ... grip
James A. Neal ... best boy grip (as James Neal)
Ryan Nelson ... grip
Ila Packman ... grip
Jason Parrillo ... electrician
Billy Pierson ... dolly grip
Max Pomerleau ... gaffer
David 'D.R.' Rhineer ... assistant camera
Greg Rhineer ... camera operator
D. Stevens ... still photographer
John Taylor ... best boy electric
Thomas Vandermillen ... assistant camera

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Judy Cook ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Candice Carella ... costumer
Mari Grimaud ... costume supervisor
Demetricus Holloway ... set costumer
Elaine McGhee ... set costumer
Marcie Olivi ... costumer

Location Management

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Serena Baker ... assistant location manager
Robert Foulkes ... location manager

Music Department

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Michele Aristy ... score assistant
Peter Coquillard ... music supervisor
Jay Duerr ... music editor
Marcus Miller ... musician: musical score

Transportation Department

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Lyle Atkins ... driver
Michael Ballew ... transportation co-captain (as Mike Ballew)
Jody Bingenheimer ... driver
Steve Brodsky ... driver
Curtis Clark ... driver
Steve Larson ... transportation dispatcher
Hardy Ophuls ... picture car coordinator
Adam Pinkstaff ... transportation captain
Shawn Coulter ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Toussaint Banks ... production assistant
Gabriel Benvenuto ... assistant: Kevin Halloran (as Gabe Benvenuto)
Cassandra Butcher ... unit publicist (as Cassandra O. Butcher)
Robert L. Catron ... accounting clerk
Mykel Denis ... production coordinator
Arash Esfandi ... production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind ... extras coordinator
John Grisam ... production assistant
Kimberly Guidone ... assistant: Lisa Tornell
Wade Hagen ... first assistant accountant
Jerrold McKinley Ivery ... assistant: Daniel Taplitz
Baron Jay ... stand in for morris chestnut
La Shan Knox ... production assistant
Andrew Kopjak ... production assistant
Johnny Mack ... assistant: Mr. Foxx
Brian McMillan ... animal supplier
Cheryl Miller ... production coordinator
Julia Rhoton ... production assistant
Patrick Richmond ... key production assistant
Christina Rollo ... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Rubio ... script supervisor (as Nicole Cummins)
Victor Scalise ... title designer
Clyde Sherman ... production assistant
Reese St. Amant ... animal trainer (as Charisse St. Amant)
Sheilah Sullivan ... production accountant
John Trujillo ... layout board
Anthony Woods ... set medic

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Plot Summary

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. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Jamie Foxx Comedy (United States)
  • The Sexpert (United States)
  • The Break Up Handbook (United States)
  • Rupture mode d'emploi (France)
  • Cómo romper con tu pareja (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 85 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $5,088,577, 16 May 2004

Did You Know?

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Trivia During the making of this movie, Jamie Foxx had cut his hair for Ray (2004). So in the final scene, Foxx is wearing a wig, which is why his hair looks so much longer. See more »
Goofs After Quincy falls onto the cake he gets up to chase after Nicky. The back of his shirt is completely clean with no sign of any frosting from the cake. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Getaway: Black Monday (2004). See more »
Soundtracks C'mon 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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