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  • The Break (1997)
  • R
    96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
The Break (1997)
R
96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets him stabbed, one of the restaurant employees ...See moreDowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets him stabbed, one of the restaurant employees takes him in and finds him medical care. As Dowd recovers in the flat of Tulio and Tulio's sister Monica, he realizes that these Guatemalan exiles share his rebellious principles. When he learns they are planning a political assassination, he offers to help. His attraction to Monica contributes to his willingness to volunteer. However, the cops are closing in on him: can he make the hit, protect his new friends, and escape with Monica? Written by See less
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Director
Writers
Ronan Bennett (screenplay) | Stephen Rea (idea by)
Producer
Composers
Shaun Davey | John E. Keane (as John Keane) | Harald Kloser | Thomas Schobel (co-composer)
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Release date
Feb 20, 1998 (United States)

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38 cast members
Name Known for
Stephen Rea
Sean Dowd Sean Dowd   See fewer
Rosana Pastor
Monica Monica   See fewer
Brendan Gleeson
Richard Richard   See fewer
Sean McGinley
Tommy Breen Tommy Breen   See fewer
Roy Heaybeard
Food Lorry Driver Food Lorry Driver   See fewer
Toby Bradford
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
Robert Taylor
Visiting Room Prison Officer Visiting Room Prison Officer   See fewer
B.J. Hogg
Albert Albert   See fewer
Seamus Ball
Tallylodge Prison Officer Tallylodge Prison Officer   See fewer
James Doran
Gate Prison Officer (as James Duran) Gate Prison Officer (as James Duran)   See fewer
Deirdre O'Kane
Breen's Girlfriend Breen's Girlfriend   See fewer
George Bass
Ramon's Driver Ramon's Driver   See fewer
Richard Council
FBI Agent No: 1 FBI Agent No: 1   See fewer
Paul Giamatti
Hotel Clerk Hotel Clerk   See fewer
Jerry Grayson
Restaurant Manager Restaurant Manager   See fewer
Shiek Mahmud-Bey
Knifeman Knifeman   See fewer
Graeme Malcolm
Lattimer Lattimer   See fewer
Mario Mendoza
Moustachioed Man Moustachioed Man   See fewer
Ronan O'Connor
Young Barman Young Barman   See fewer
Alba Oms
Stall Owner Stall Owner   See fewer
Ndehru Roberts
Kid Gun Dealer Kid Gun Dealer   See fewer
John Rothman
FBI Agent No: 2 FBI Agent No: 2   See fewer
Cara Seymour
Junkie (as Caroline Seymour) Junkie (as Caroline Seymour)   See fewer
Barry Snider
Eamonn Eamonn   See fewer
Kenneth Solarino
Subway Man Subway Man   See fewer
Brian Vincent
Lorenzo Bausch Lorenzo Bausch   See fewer
Jim Gorman
Prison Officer (uncredited) Prison Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Denise Vasquez
Principal (uncredited) Principal (uncredited)   See fewer
Teresa Yenque
Guatemalan Woman (uncredited) Guatemalan Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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