The Break Up (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Break Up (1998)

The Break Up





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Kiefer Sutherland and Bridget Fonda star in this thriller with Fonda playing an abused housewife who is forced to deal with a constant stream of lies and violent confrontation from her psychotic husband. Things only get worse when she discovers dead bodies are appearing at their home, a large sum of money is missing, and it becomes obvious her husband's bad side runs deeper and more dangerous than she imagined. The supporting cast includes Steven Weber, Penelope Ann Miller and Tippi Hedren.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Anne Amanda Opotowski
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 9, 1999


Bridget Fonda
as Jimmy Dade
Hart Bochner
as Frankie Dade
Steven Weber
as Officer Andrew Ramse...
Muse Watson
as Baker Cop No. 1
Matt O'Toole
as Liquor Store Owner
Anna Getty
as Waitress
Zach Tiegan
as LAPD Cop
Gina Aponte
as LAPD Female Cop
Tommy Townsend
as County Sheriff
Joe Spano
as Priest
Jack Shearer
as Coroner
Cynthia Geary
as Emergency Operator
Sarah DeVincentis
as Triage Nurse
Robert Peters
as Baker Cop No. 2
Brent Briscoe
as County Sheriff No. 2
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All Critics (1)

A tired exercise through the usual direct-to-video thriller paces.

Full Review… | October 21, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Break Up


This movie was really cool. It was sad at the beginning, and then you root for her the whole rest of the movie to kick his ass!

in this movie jimmy's husband got exactly what he deserved by the way he treated his wife......a great storyline......this movie became twisted in some ways.........

Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the stairwell, and she ends up in the hospital. When a charred body in her husband's car is pulled from a pond, the cops want to talk to her, but she bolts for her sister's, loses her savings pass-book, and then learns someone has emptied her bank account. She's goes on the run, with the same cops on her trail, and eventually realizes Frank may not be dead. Getting back her money, facing Frank, satisfying the police, and finding her freedom may be more than she can handle.

Danielle S

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