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Breaking Bad 

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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

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Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bryan Cranston ...  Walter White 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Anna Gunn ...  Skyler White 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Aaron Paul ...  Jesse Pinkman 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Dean Norris ...  Hank Schrader 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Betsy Brandt ...  Marie Schrader 62 episodes, 2008-2013
RJ Mitte ...  Walter White, Jr. 62 episodes, 2008-2013
Bob Odenkirk ...  Saul Goodman 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Steven Michael Quezada ...  Steven Gomez 34 episodes, 2008-2013
Jonathan Banks ...  Mike Ehrmantraut 28 episodes, 2009-2012
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Gustavo 'Gus' Fring 26 episodes, 2009-2011
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Storyline

When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, and his wife, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, Walt embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular, hard working man, and explores how a fatal diagnosis affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade. Written by WellardRockard, jackenyon

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Taglines:

Unstable. Volatile. Dangerous. And That's Just The Chemistry. (season 3) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking Bad See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although the main character commits many serious crimes, including money laundering, murder, and manufacturing and distributing an illegal and very dangerous drug, a great deal of fan hatred focused on Skyler. Fans have created many Facebook and other Web pages dedicated to Skyler's perceived flaws. Anna Gunn wrote an August 24, 2013, New York Times op-ed titled "I Have a Character Issue" about the phenomenon of TV viewers hating strong female characters such as Skyler, Carmela Soprano of The Sopranos (1999), and Betty Draper of Mad Men (2007), despite the fact that they are wives of male characters who engage in much less sympathetic and often outright criminal behavior. See more »

Goofs

In Walter White's back yard, the outline of a fire place is next to the sliding back door. Inside the reverse wall is the dining room/kitchen. The fireplace should be on the side of the house. See more »

Quotes

Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Who the hell are ya?
Walter White: You know.
Walter White: You all know exactly who I am.
Walter White: Say my name.
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Do what? I don't...
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): I don't have a damn clue who the hell you are.
Walter White: Yeah, you do. I'm the cook.
Walter White: I'm the man who killed Gus Fring.
Declan (Ferreira, Louis): Bullshit. Cartel got Fring.
Walter White: Are you sure?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits use chemical symbols from the periodic table of elements as part of names : bromine (Br), and barium (Ba) for the title, none for creator Vince Gilligan (except when he gets a V for Vanadium), one for cast and crew members. See more »

Alternate Versions

All episodes were rerun on an on-demand cable channel in some areas, without commercials but with additional scenes not included on AMC. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Eric Andre Show: Krysten Ritter/Dominic Monaghan (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ecstasy Of Gold (The Good The Bad And The Ugly)
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Written by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Edda Dell'Orso
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User Reviews

 
Brilliant Character Work In Pitch Black Comedy-Drama
21 January 2008 | by thebrainflowSee all my reviews

The age of Bryan Cranston has returned. Once universally lauded for his work in Malcolm In The Middle, there had yet to be a good vehicle for this man's particular talents. He has that rare gift of generating sympathy and manic-energy at the same time.

For those that would be content to label this show a Weeds knock-off, bear in mind that Breaking Bad is a new kind of monster. It touches on the very same themes, "living realistically as a middle class in the United States" which often makes us resort to extremes to survive. Like the mother and daughter team that robbed that bank. But the weed selling antics of Showtime's hit show is really nothing like "Bad." The Pilot was about as perfect a Pilot as I've ever seen, and much of it rests on Bryan Cranston's shoulders.

Cranston plays Cheimstry teacher Walter White. He has a loving wife, a child with Cerebal Palsy and another is on the way. He also happens to be dying from an inoperable lung cancer situation, which happened although he "never smoked." His finances in disarray, the once great student of science turns to crime to solve his problems.

He cooks Crystal Meth with a good for nothing ex-student. From the antics of the first episode, the show is leading towards a dark place, but a place of truth. This is a no nonsense black comedy.

For people that love Tarantino or the Coen's, this might be your cup of tea.


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