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The Breaks (1999)

Anthony Anderson , Isaiah Barnes , Eric Meza  |  R |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Anthony Anderson, Isaiah Barnes, Max Becker, Paula Bel, Paul Benjamin
  • Directors: Eric Meza
  • Writers: Jeff Stolzer, Mitch Mullany
  • Producers: Bob Shapiro, Terry Spazek
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0784012636
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,817 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Breaks" on IMDb

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THE BREAKS is a hip-hop hilarious comedy in the tradition of Friday and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Mitch Mullany plays Derrick - an Irish white boy who thinks he's black - facing a day in the hood when everything goes wrong. The luck of the Irish doesn't quite seem to work in the hood. With special appearances by basketball great Gary Payton and funk legend George Clinton.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Run little Gay Erkel run! August 25, 2001
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This movie is urban slapstick at it's best. Just as Friday was, The Breaks is a classic. Although it may never get the props it deserves. I hadn't even heard of this movie, and might not even know about it if I hadn't caught it on at a friends house, she told me it was "really good" so I sat and watched it. She was on point, I am so glad I got exposed to this movie. It's so funny, there were more times then I can remember in it where I was laughing out loud. It's scene after scene of stupid antics & at times gross humor. The scene with the 2 prostitutes had me dying! Mitch Malany is great in it, I think it would have been funny even if a "brother" had played the lead role. The writing is just that good, but the fact it's a white boy in the hood makes it that much better. He pulls off the white who think's he's black role with perfection. I also love how clueless he comes across. The entire cast is funny, and there is definitely chemistry between them. Renaldo Ray as Dereks (Mitch) Uncle, all I can say is wow! I can only hope there is a sequal. Well only if can follow in the steps on this one. I can't see a 2nd one possibly being better, this is one of those movies that was done right in every aspect.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Shizznittle August 21, 2002
By DBern
I first saw this movie when I was in bed getting ready to fall asleep when i turned to this movie a little past 15 minutes after the start. But from then, I never stopped laughing. It was funny as hell. Then I had to see it again so I went out and rented it, but it wasn't as funny as the first time, maybe cause I wasn't tired, but no matter what, this is one of the funniest movies of all time. ONly problem is I can't find it anywhere except online. But this one will be in my DVD collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly Funny! November 27, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
My husband caught this on cable late one night and laughed his ... off telling about it the next day. He could barely discribe the "Kill whitey meeting" scene. It sounded so funny that I went out and rented it and I was on the floor the whole time. The only people who wouldn't like this are people who take things too seriously or people who can't get past the main character is white. I did and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I recommend it wholeheartedly. I will be a one woman ad campaign and tell all my peeps about this one. How come no one knows about this movie?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freakin Hilarious October 23, 2002
By j-rod
Man, this movie is awesome. I have been looking for it forever ever since I saw it late night on HBO. If you liked Friday, or All About the Benjimins, you are going to love this flick. The white dude is so funny in the way he acts, talks, and eats like a black man. You should at least rent it or give it a try. I was amazed that no one ever talked about it or even saw it. So check it out if your into a lot of laughs.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny as hell February 27, 2001
A complete suprise! I didn't know anything about this movie at all. After I saw it my stomach hurt so bad from laughing! It was complete comedy throughout the whole movie. If you liked the "Friday" series, you'll definitely love this one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE FUNNIEST, EVER May 31, 2001
I absolutely loved this movie; it's hilarious. If you like funny then The Breaks is a MUST see. The characters are great, the filming is great, the directing is great. I have nothing negative to say about this movie, in fact, it was so good....I'm going to buy it to add to my video library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HILLARIOUS, JUST STRAIGHT UP HILLARIOUS January 23, 2004
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious August 31, 2003
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If you dig family guy, the simpsons, duckman and the scary movie series you'll love this movie. Part Friday, part Boys in the Hood, Part Sanford and Son, part PCU. This a great flick very underrated. I laughted from begining to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Crazy movie but I love it!
Published 10 days ago by Evonne Joy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 15 days ago by Cereluna
5.0 out of 5 stars love this movie
Greatest movie ever it should be considered a classic u must watch if u have never seen.. rip Mitch mullany
Published 8 months ago by harley
5.0 out of 5 stars silly movie
Bought this for my son who is 22 years old. You have to I mean have to have a sense of humor. Both of my adult sons think this is the funniest ever and I even start to like it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Angie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A must watch hilarious movie by a guy that was taken from us waaay too soon. Would wave loved to see more from this guy.
Published 10 months ago by Cheryl Latif
5.0 out of 5 stars HILARIOUS!
A family movie that I will never forget! Still brings me to laughter to this very date. Buy It But it
Published 16 months ago by Jermany
5.0 out of 5 stars For nonstop laughs, this is the movie for you.
I've seen this movie before and enjoyed it so much, I decided to add it to my collection. It's hilarious from start to finish.
Published 17 months ago by Karen Weigel
5.0 out of 5 stars good comedy movie
i have always love this movie. it is very good and entertaing. i think it is a classic. i might buy a extra copy.
Published 18 months ago by robert johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars hilarious
This movie is hilarious but maybe not for everyone. If you can take a joke, this is a great movie.
Published 20 months ago by Anita R Hodge
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest film ever!
This movie is priceless I cannot understand why it has not recieved the recognition it trully deserves. Buy this dvd before it goes out of print.
Published 23 months ago by Joey T
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