Breaking In (1989)


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An aging cat burglar takes on a young apprentice. Although the young guy is a bit green and wild, the pro sees potential and attempts to instill in him the ideas of pride in his work and caution. Unfortunately, the young man is too young and foolhardy to listen.

Rating: R (N/A)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Sayles, Bill Forsyth
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 16, 2002
Samuel Goldwyn Company



as Ernie Mullins

as Mike Lafebb

as Carrie aka Fontaine

as Delphine the Hooker

as Johnny Scat

as District Attorney

as Nightclub Singer

as Sam the Apostle

as Paul the Apostle

as Young Woman Apostle

as Choir Master

as Faith House Member

as Counterman

as Anchorwoman

as Choir Master

as Real Estate Agent

as Mr. Withrow

as Garbage Truck Driver

as Teenage Boy on Skate...

as Scavenger

as 1st Security Guard

as 2nd Security Guard

as Newscaster

as 1st Detective

as Gerry Hacker

as 2nd Detective

as Mike's Prison Buddy

as 3rd Detective

as 1st Prison Guard

as 2nd Prison Guard
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Critic Reviews for Breaking In

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 13, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Breaking In

Unusual buddy film as old hand burglar/safecracker Reynolds (thankfully lowkey for a change -
avoiding his usual big Cheesy Ham persona) takes in a
young guy and teaches him the
ropes of nighttime illegality. Its better than you might
think and also good on the difficult reality of actually breaking into a place designed to keep people out, quite unlike the plethora of Hollywood films that depict breaking and entering to be as easy as pulling a plastic card out of yer back pocket.

Apeneck Fletcher

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