Breaking In (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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Burt Reynolds
as Ernie Mullins
Casey Siemaszko
as Mike Lafebb
Sheila Kelley
as Carrie aka Fontaine
Lorraine Toussaint
as Delphine the Hooker
Albert Salmi
as Johnny Scat
Stephen Tobolowsky
as District Attorney
David Frishberg
as Nightclub Singer
John Baldwin
as Sam the Apostle
Eddie Driscoll
as Paul the Apostle
Melanie Moseley
as Young Woman Apostle
Galen B. Schrick
as Choir Master
Duggan L. Wendeborn
as Faith House Member
K. Gordan Scott
as Counterman
Kim Singer
as Anchorwoman
Galen Schrick
as Choir Master
Charles E. Compton
as Real Estate Agent
Earle Taylor
as Mr. Withrow
Rod Long
as Garbage Truck Driver
Aaron Cooley
as Teenage Boy on Skate...
Eddie Gove
as Scavenger
Daryl Olson
as 1st Security Guard
George Catalano
as 2nd Security Guard
Ted Bryant
as Newscaster
John R. Knotts
as 1st Detective
Garcia Phelps
as Gerry Hacker
Russ Fast
as 2nd Detective
Jack Esformes
as Mike's Prison Buddy
Alan Fudge
as 3rd Detective
Douglas Mace
as 1st Prison Guard
Stephan Adam Szymel
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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Solid movie, could have used a better lead, Casey Siemaszko is just sort of strange and not very good. Otherwise pretty enjoyable.

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