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Day Break 

Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then he will wake up and start the day over again.


Paul Zbyszewski




2007   2006  
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Series cast summary:
Taye Diggs ...  Detective Brett Hopper 13 episodes, 2006-2007
Moon Bloodgood ...  Rita Shelten 13 episodes, 2006-2007
Victoria Pratt ...  Andrea Battle 13 episodes, 2006-2007
Meta Golding ...  Jennifer Mathis 13 episodes, 2006-2007
Ramon Rodriguez ...  Damien Ortiz 13 episodes, 2006-2007
Adam Baldwin ...  Chad Shelten 13 episodes, 2006-2007
Michael McGrady ...  Buchalter 13 episodes, 2006-2007
Joe Nieves ...  Fencik 13 episodes, 2006-2007
Mitch Pileggi ...  Detective Spivak 12 episodes, 2006-2007
Ian Anthony Dale ...  Detective Christopher Choi 12 episodes, 2006-2007
Jonathan Banks ...  Shadow Man / ... 7 episodes, 2006-2007
Josh Daugherty ...  Preisser 7 episodes, 2006-2007


Brett Hopper is a police detective. One day when the day begins, he notices a few unusual things, and when he goes home, he is arrested. He is told that he's the suspect in the murder of a D.A. whom he says that he doesn't know. While in his holding cell, he is taken out and brought somewhere, where a man whom he doesn't know tells him something. That's when the sun goes down. He then wakes up and discovers he is reliving the day again. And armed with what little info he learned from the day before, he tries to find out why he is being framed. But comes up short but when the day ends he relives it again and again. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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For every decision, there's a consequence


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Andrea Battle: For the record, you sound like a complete whack job!
Detective Brett Hopper: Well, I've got more important things to worry about right now
Andrea Battle: Well, I wouldn't be so sure about it. They've got you in suicide watch
Detective Brett Hopper: [surprised] What!
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Referenced in 500 Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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ANew Vanguard in Television
3 February 2007 | by Ausir2001See all my reviews

Perhaps one the jewels in modern TV viewing experience. Day Break has all of the elements to create a cult-like following and it is savvy. As the season (episodes) progress, Day Break exceeds it stereotype genre (Groundhog's Day, Deja Vu, Memento, The Time Machine, Pulp Fiction et al) by evolving through all of its similarities of the aforementioned action- thrillers. Essentially, Brett Hopper, played brilliantly by Taye Diggs, coalesces into all of the central heroic characters of these action dramas,thereby embodying there strengths and vulnerabilities as he attempts to manipulate his micro-environment; ultimately resulting in a dynamic varied sequences of consequential events that re-animate the plot and the rising action/conflict. There can be very convincing arguments that the dynamically evolving plot becomes worthy of an 'Odyssey' with the familiarly essential themes of LOVE, Vengefulness, Sorrow, & Hope. Day Break cannot be viewed or taken casually, as it require the viewer to pay attention to nuances and details otherwise taken completely for granted by very common-like formulaic genre driven TV shows; which in my opinion constitutes at least 85% of TV programming - exception being cable. Perhaps one of the cable networks will place 'correct' value of this brilliant show and continue to produce it into a second season. Lastly, I find that neither Americal Idol, Prison Break, or 24 could ever achieve what Day-Break has in just 13 episodes.

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Release Date:

15 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Atrapado en el tiempo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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