The Break


1h 36m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Dowd, an IRA gunman, breaks out of a Belfast jail and attempts to begin a new life in New York. Trying to avoid the Irish community, he takes a job as a dishwasher where he meets a group of Guatemalan exiles led by Tulio who are planning to assassinate a CIA informant. Dowd falls for one of their

Film Details

Also Known As
Break, Escape, Further Gesture, A
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Thriller
Release Date
1997
Location
Blessington Lakes, Ireland; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Dowd, an IRA gunman, breaks out of a Belfast jail and attempts to begin a new life in New York. Trying to avoid the Irish community, he takes a job as a dishwasher where he meets a group of Guatemalan exiles led by Tulio who are planning to assassinate a CIA informant. Dowd falls for one of their number, Monica, and vows to help them with their plan so that he and Monica can escape together.

Crew

Marie Abma

Assistant Costume Designer

Nicola Armstrong

Office Runner

Martin Asbury

Storyboard Artist

David Aukin

Executive Producer

John Joe Bardsley

Production Assistant

Robert Barnett

Scenic Artist

Ciaran Barry

Other

Ciaran Barry

Camera Operator

Tommy Bassett

Construction Manager

Ronan Bennett

Screenplay

Pippa Best

Assistant

John Billeci

Other

Chris Bingham

Makeup Assistant

Laurie Borg

Associate Producer

Jeanine Brand

Assistant

Whitney R Browne

Art Department

Renee Foley Burke

Script Supervisor

Tony Campenni

Dolly Grip

Jeremy Carroll

Carpenter

John Chamberlain

Assistant Location Manager

Eric Cheripka

Dresser

Triona Coen

Props

David Collins

Coproducer

Tara Connaughton

Assistant

Andrew Corbo

Wardrobe Assistant

John Corbo

Wardrobe Assistant

Dee Corcoran

Hair

Sean Corcoran

Director Of Photography

Tanya Crawlwy

Assistant Director

Byron Crystal

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Susan Cullen

Assistant Art Director

Tom Cullen

Driver

Chris Curling

Producer

Shaun Davey

Music

Howard Davidson

Grip

Rene Deangelo

Props

Clan Debuitlear

Director Of Photography

Con Dempsey

Gaffer

Kieran Dempsey

Best Boy

Judith Devlin

Wardrobe Assistant

Angelo Digiacomo

Assistant Camera Operator

Zoran Djordjevic

Effects Assistant

Maggie Donnelly

Costume Designer

Richie Donnelly

Other

Joe Donohue

Best Boy Grip

Sile Dorney

Accounting Assistant

Ciaran Dreli

Carpenter

Steven Drellich

Camera Operator

Gerry Drew

Construction

Terry Eiffe

Electrician

Jesse Epstein

Other

Julie Ewald

Assistant

Ulrich Felsberg

Executive Producer

Chuck Fields

Electrician

Alan J Figueroa

Grip

Michael Finglas

Carpenter

Tim Fleming

Other

Theresa Giardino Finnerty

Production Auditor

Shaun Gilbert

Electrician

Jimmy Gillian

Carpenter

Jill Graves

Wardrobe

Roman Greller

Dresser

Linda Haftel

Script Supervisor

Susan Harnett

Assistant

Constance Harris

Location Manager

Dave Harris

Sound

Paul Hedges

Property Master

Eric Henriquez

Dga Trainee

Paddy Hiney

Driver

Masahiro Hirakubo

Editor

Jo Homewood

Production Manager

Todd Hottaling

Assistant Camera Operator

John Hubbard

Casting

Ros Hubbard

Casting

Eddie Humphries

Carpenter

Malcolm Huse

Camera

Kalina Ivanov

Production Designer

Rochelle Jensen

Art Assistant

Carl L Johnson

Production Assistant

Michael Johnson

Production Auditor

Deborah Kagel

Assistant

Miriam Kane

Accounting Assistant

Magen Kauffman

Other

Ciaran Kavanagh

Other

Anthony Keeley

Carpenter

Stan Keitt

Assistant Camera Operator

Karen Kelsall

Script Supervisor

Harald Kloser

Music

Rene Knol

On-Set Dresser

Bill Kohout

Hair Stylist

Nancy Kolomitz

Production Assistant

Diane Lederman

Art Director

Bill Lehne

Carpenter

Kurt Lennig

Electrician

Eoin Lewis

Props

Elizabeth Linn

Scenic Artist

Noel Long

Carpenter

Fionnuala Lynch

Wardrobe Supervisor

Tom Maguire

Assistant

Niall Mannion

Electrician

Stephanie Maslansky

Costume Designer

Bradley Mayer

Assistant

Alison Mcbride

Location Casting

Tom Mccullagh

Production Designer

Brian Miksis

Sound Mixer

Brian Molloy

Carpenter

Doreen Morrissey

Other

Michael Murphy

Carpenter

John Neligan

Props Buyer

David Norris

Carpenter

Melissa O'brien

Production Coordinator

Robin O'hara

Line Producer

Robin O'hara

Unit Production Manager

Martin O'malley

Assistant Director

Liam O'riain

Carpenter

Hernan Michael Otano

Assistant Camera Operator

Lisa Parker

Production Coordinator

Lisa Parker

Unit Manager

Cathy Pearson

Location Assistant

Todd R Pfeiffer

Assistant Director

John Phelan

Assistant Director

Michael Primmer

Boom Operator

Noel Quinn

Boom Operator

Anna Rackard

Art Director

Scott Ramsey

Gaffer

Brendan Rankin

Other

Amy Rezac

Office Assistant

Philip Robertson

Production Associate

Lisa Rosenstein

Unit Manager

Morag Ross

Makeup Artist

Lisa M Rowe

Assistant Director

Gerard Sava

Assistant Camera Operator

Elizabeth Schlitten

Props Assistant

Mark Schwentner

Best Boy

Andrzej Sekula

Director Of Photography

Joe Sevey

Location Assistant

Brian Sheridan

Generator Operator

Peter Sillen

Assistant Camera Operator

Manny Siverio

Production Coordinator

Gary Smith

Grip

Willie Smith

Assistant Director

John Sosenko

Director Of Photography

Roxy Spencer

Story Editor

Paul Steinman

Grip

Eric Stepper

Property Master

Tom Stokes

Wardrobe Assistant

Od Stoneman

Executive Producer

Adam Thomas Putnam

Assistant Camera Operator

Bonnie Timmermann

Coproducer

Joel Tishcoff

Other

Steve Treadway

Assistant Camera Operator

Justin Vanson

Grip

Noel Walsh

Props

Hazel Webb-crozier

Wardrobe Supervisor

William M Weberg

Key Grip

Louise Westaway

Post-Production Accountant

Louise Westaway

Production Accountant

Simon Willis

Sound Mixer

Michiyo Yoshizaki

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Break, Escape, Further Gesture, A
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Thriller
Release Date
1997
Location
Blessington Lakes, Ireland; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States February 20, 1998

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States February 1997

Released in United States May 1997

Released in United States Winter February 20, 1998

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 27 - March 6, 1997.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 13 - 24, 1997.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 27 - November 16, 1997.

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.

Began shooting December 3, 1995.

Completed shooting February 14, 1996.

Film went on hiatus for approximately three weeks after the Irish shoot, and resumed production January 8, 1996 in the United States.

Ronan Bennette is represented by Casarotto Company.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 27 - March 6, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 27 - November 16, 1997.)

Released in United States February 1997 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 13 - 24, 1997.)

Limited Release in United States February 20, 1998

Released in United States Winter February 20, 1998

Released in United States May 1997 (Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.)