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The Break (1995)

PG-13
100 min | Drama, Sport

A depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The bookie wants his son to get out of tennis and ...See moreA depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The bookie wants his son to get out of tennis and contracts Nick to discourage him. Nick begins to do that but after an episode with his old flame, Jennifer, and after seeing the kid's determination he decides to teach him all the tricks, both physical and psychological, of the trade. The two battle the kids of a famous coach, unfair refs., injuries, travel all over the southern US, while Nick tries to woo his love back, finally to reach the big championship tennis match where all is resolved in dramatic fashion. Written by See less
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Vincent Van Patten (story) (screenplay) | Tom Caffrey (story) | Stephanie Warren (screenplay)
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Sep 1, 1995 (United States)

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Vincent Van Patten
Nick Irons Nick Irons   See fewer
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Rae Dawn Chong
Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson   See fewer
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Martin Sheen
Gil Robbins Gil Robbins   See fewer
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Valerie Perrine
Delores Smith Delores Smith   See fewer
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Ben Jorgensen
Joel Robbins Joel Robbins   See fewer
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Daryl Anderson
Dale Farley Dale Farley   See fewer
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Bill Cowens Bill Cowens   See fewer
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John E. Schneider
Brock Haynie Brock Haynie   See fewer
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Justin Page Buck
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Hersha Parady
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Pat Van Patten
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Casey King
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5.1 / 10 | 250 votes