Breaking the Rules Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Breaking the Rules the Movie

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Predicatable buddy-road movie with a tearjerking premise and comedic overtones. Rob, Gene, and Phil were best buds growing up in Cleveland but young adulthood has separated them. They are reunited by Phil, who is dying of leukemia, and whose last wish is a cross-country road trip to California so he can appear as a contestant on "Jeopardy." Along the way they meet brassy waitress Mary, who impulsively decides to join them and winds up bringing the trio's shaky friendship back together. Potts does well as the big-haired, big-hearted Mary but the actors must work hard to maintain any dignity given the story's melodrama.


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Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Buddies, Road Trip, Death & the Afterlife, Tearjerkers
Paul Shapiro
Jason Bateman, C. Thomas Howell, Jonathan Silverman, Annie Potts, Kent Bateman, Shawn (Michael) Phelan
Neal Israel
David Kitay
Miramax Films, Jonathan D. Krane

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