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Breaking Point (1976)





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When a mild-mannered teacher witnesses a mob murder, he is put into a witness protection program. When mobsters show up to rub out the teacher, the authorities are helpless, so suddenly "Mr. Peepers" becomes "Rambo."
R (psychopathic murders, strong sexuality and language)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Bo Svenson
as Michael McBain
Robert Culp
as Frank Sirrianni
Belinda Montgomery
as Diana McBain
Stephen Young
as Peter Stratas
John Colicos
as Vincent
Jeffrey Lynas
as Andy Stratis
Jonathan White
as Redpath
Alan McRae
as Ted Buchanan
David Mann
as Policeman
Dwayne McLean
as Petrucci
William "Bill" Kemp
as Commissioner McGuire
Ken James
as Hagerty
Doug Lennox
as Gilligan
Jim Hunter
as Gomani
Ken Camroux
as Assistant DA
Gerry Salsberg
as Vigorito
Linda Sorenson
as Helen McBain
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Point

All Critics (1)

The breaking point is the low bar this exploitation film crosses over.

Full Review… | August 17, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Breaking Point


So a judo master that is stalked by the mob after witnessing a murder gets his revenge by not using his judo to defeat them? Weird. And that judo master is a 6'5'' sweedish man. Even wierder. I do have to say this movie did a great job of building up the tension and frustration of being in a situation where you have to put your family in danger to be a witness against the mob (did that make sense?) 2009 Movies: 34

Ross Loehner
Ross Loehner

Bo Svenson is McBain, who witnesses a mob murder and testifies. Robert Culp is the cop who keeps telling him everything will be alright, and keeps being wrong. A long portion of this film involves McBain going into witness protection, until he is found out and has to take the fight to the mob boss himself. A slow paced revenge film from the 70's directed by Bob Clark. Not by any stretch a "good" movie, but had its moments and was fun to watch. Notable for setting up the hero as a Judo teacher, but he never really uses any Judo against the bad guys. McBain!!!

Grifty G
Grifty G

Super Reviewer


Breaking Point follows the story of Michael played by Bo Svenson of orignal Walking Tall fame as he is walking home with his step son he witnesses a guy being attacked and killed when he agrees to testify he finds out it was a mob killing and now the mob will stop at nothing to make sure he doesnt go to court with the police unable to help and no amount of hideing keeping his family safe he takes matters into this own hands. Really good 70's thriller in the vein of Death Wish and directed by Bob Clark who was better know for movies Black Christmas and A Christmas Story this really worth checking out.

ken j
ken j

Super Reviewer

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