Breaking in

Overview

Bill Forsyth's low-key comedy Breaking In contains one of Burt Reynolds' best performances. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This MGM/UA release offers solid picture and ...
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Overview

Bill Forsyth's low-key comedy Breaking In contains one of Burt Reynolds' best performances. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This MGM/UA release offers solid picture and sound quality at a reasonable list price, making it worthwhile for anyone looking outside the Hollywood mainstream for some quality entertainment.
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Ernest Mullins (Burt Reynolds) is a safe cracker, and he has his rules: No negative thinking on the job. Check whether the safe is locked before you try to crack it (lots of people never lock them). Don't think about the people you steal from. Always launder your money at the local OTB. Avoid throwing around the money you steal, and always, always be moderate with the nitroglycerine. Thanks to a wry, witty script by co-screenwriter John Sayles and equally low-key direction by co-screenwriter Bill Forsyth (Local Hero, Gregory's Girl), Reynolds does some of his best work in this amiable comedy. Reynolds puts a lot of technique into the role, wearing thick glasses, a paunch, a gray toupee, and affecting a noticeable limp, but never lets any of it interfere with his character's ease. It's a starring role that Reynolds puts himself into, but with modesty, and with none of the torpor that characterizes so much of his work. He shines, too -- one wonders why a man so talented has frittered so much of that talent away in so many forgettable roles. Like Forsyth, whose comedies are so understated they almost qualify as character studies, Reynolds and co-star Casey Siemaszko never reach for the laughs. Breaking In lacks the fairy tale elements that characterize what is arguably his best movie, Local Hero, nor is as sharply observed as Gregory's Girl, but it has its mellow satisfactions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2002
  • UPC: 027616874924
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo, monaural
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,306

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Reynolds Ernie Mullins
Casey Siemaszko Mike Lefebb
Sheila Kelley Carrie
Lorraine Toussaint Delphine
Albert Salmi Johnny Scat
Harry Carey Jr. Shoes
Charles E. Compton Real Estate Agent
K. Gordan Scott Counterman
Duggan L. Wendeborn Faith House Member
Maury Chaykin Tucci
Stephen Tobolowsky District Attorney
Richard Key Jones Lou
Tom Laswell Bud
Frank A. Damiani Waiter
David Frishberg Nightclub Singer
John Baldwine Sam the Apostle
Eddie Driscoll Paul the Apostle
Melanie Moseley Young Woman Apostle
Galen B. Schrick Choir Master
Clifford Nelson Old Man
Roy McGillivray Old Man
Kim Singer Anchorwoman
Earle Taylor Mr. Withrow
Julianne R. Johnson Cashier
Rod Long Garbage Truck Driver
Daryl Olson 1st Security Guard
George Catalano 2nd Security Guard
Aaron Cooley Teenage Boy on Skates
John R. Knotts 1st Detective
Russ Fast 2nd Detective
Eddie Gove Scavenger
Alan Fudge 3rd Detective
Joseph Burke Ted
Gene Dynarski Brock
Ted Bryant Newscaster
Garcia Phelps Gerry Hacker
Douglas Mace 1st Prison Guard
Stephan Adam Szymel 2nd Prison Guard
Jack Esformes Mike's Prison Buddy
Charles Bernard Judge
Technical Credits
Bill Forsyth Director, Screenwriter
Adrienne Atkinson Production Designer
Jean A. Black Makeup
Michael Coulter Cinematographer
Woody Crocker Set Decoration/Design
Michael Ellis Editor
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Larry Fuentes Special Effects
Michael Gibbs Score Composer
Harry Gittes Producer
Andrew Meyer Producer
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup
Monty Rowan Camera Operator
John Sayles Screenwriter
John Willett Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Break-In/Main Title [6:05]
2. Partners! [5:10]
3. Fruit, Cash...Dogs? [:49]
4. The Firestone Kid [4:40]
5. Boys & Girls [1:28]
6. Favorite Color? [6:06]
7. "Welcome..." [1:07]
8. Gettin' Bugged [3:21]
9. Fired!/"Get Lost!" [1:45]
10. Living the Good Life [1:52]
11. Hard Ball; Tough Talk [4:29]
12. Bowling Alley Burnout [4:09]
13. Skating Rink Score [1:54]
14. Cops & Robbers [4:20]
15. Inside & Out [:50]
16. End Credits [2:06]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: None
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