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The Breaks
The Breaks
Actors: Paula Bel, Paul Benjamin, Lamont Bentley, George Clinton, Loretta Devine
Director: Eric Meza
Genres: Comedy, African American Cinema
R     2000     1hr 26min

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 ...  more »


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Actors: Paula Bel, Paul Benjamin, Lamont Bentley, George Clinton, Loretta Devine
Director: Eric Meza
Creators: Carlos González, Kevin Wiebelhaus, Matthew Colonna, Bob Shapiro, Terry Spazek, Jeff Stolzer, Mitch Mullany
Genres: Comedy, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Comedy, African American Cinema
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/16/2000
Original Release Date: 02/26/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 02/26/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Run little Gay Erkel run!
J. Williams | Riverside, CA | 08/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Funny as hell
crass,jordan p. | San Antonio, TX USA | 02/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
Unexpectedly Funny!
jaywent | Boston, MA | 11/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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?"
Freakin Hilarious
j-rod | Pflugerville, TX | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."