Breakfast of Champions (1999)

Breakfast of Champions



Critic Consensus: The movie is overwhelmed by its chaotic visual effects and disjointed storyline.

Movie Info

Dwayne Hoover, the most respected businessman in Midland City, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown- yet his identity as the leader of the town's financial empire continues to flourish as he slowly descends from semi-sanity into madness. At the same time, Kilgore Trout, a misunderstood, impoverished writer is making a cross-country odyssey to Midland City to be the guest of honor at the town's first fine arts festival. In search of answers in his crumbling world and in desperation to hear a … More

Rating: R (for sexuality and some language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Rudolph
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 30, 2000
Buena Vista Pictures



as Dwayne Hoover

as Kilgore Trout

as Harry Le Sabre

as Celia Hoover

as Wayne Hoobler

as Francine Pefko

as Rosemary Garr

as Bunny Hoover

as Eliot Rosewater/Gilb...

as Bill Bailey

as Eliot Rosewater/Gilb...

as Andy

as Monte Rapid

as Maria Maritimo

as Bonnie MacMahon

as Vernon Garr

as Commercials Director

as Art Hostess Kaye

as Art Hostess Faye

as Pesky Weber

as Fred T. Barry

as Grace Le Sabre

as EPA Lawyer

as Rabo Karebekian

as Beatrice Keedsler

as Zeke the Gas Station...

as Highway Patrolman

as Porn Store Patron

as NY Policeman/Prison ...

as NY Policewoman

as Motel Clerk

as Young Boy

as `Blue Monday' Housew...

as `Blue Monday' Doctor

as `Trypepton' Husband

as `Trypepton' Wife

as `Prodigal Life' Husb...

as `Prodigal Life' Wife

as `Prodigal Life' Chil...
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Critic Reviews for Breakfast of Champions

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (15)

Tasteless adaptation makes for flaky Breakfast.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

A misfire.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Breakfast of Champions is a spectacular failure.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

A long series of misfires in writing and acting.

January 1, 2000
The New Republic
Top Critic

If you can stand the tumult, you may find yourself feeling giddy as you watch old pros like Nolte, Willis, Hershey and, especially, Finney play at such a high pitch.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The movie looks and feels like a frantic, live-action psychedelic cartoon.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Breakfast of Champions

Want to watch a movie with no point, this is it. Can't believe Bruce Willis would stoop so low as to do this film, did he really think this was going to be a hit. 0 stars It Sucked/ 9-15-12

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

WARNING: Any attempts at adapting the contents of this novel to the silver screen may be hazardous to your career.

I move for a vote of No Confidence

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer


Bruce Willis was fun in the movie, but I think his likability rapidly decreases when he thinks nothing matters anymore. Nick Nolte's cross dressing is annoying. Still, the film was entertaining.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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