Breaking the Rules (film)

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Breaking the Rules
Breaking the Rules FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Neal Israel
Produced by Kent Bateman
Jonathan D. Krane
Written by Paul W. Shapiro
Starring Shawn Phelan
Jackey Vinson
Marty Belafsky
Jason Bateman
C. Thomas Howell
Jonathan Silverman
Music by David Kitay
Cinematography James Hayman
Edited by Tom Walls
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release dates
  • October 9, 1992 (1992-10-09)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Breaking the Rules is a 1992 drama film directed by Neal Israel, executive produced by Larry A. Thompson,[1] starring Jason Bateman, C. Thomas Howell, Jonathan Silverman and Annie Potts. Jason's father, Kent Bateman, has a role in the movie as well.


Phil (Jason Bateman) a cancer stricken man tricks his two best friends whom he hasn't seen in a long time to go on a road trip, by inviting them to a fake engagement party. This has the potential for problems because Gene (C. Thomas Howell) once stole Rob's girlfriend. Phil gets them to be friends again. He tells them of his illness and all three decide to go to Los Angeles for Phil's dying wish; to be a contestant on "Jeopardy." On the way they meet an attractive wild woman with a heart of gold.



  1. ^ "Breaking the Rules (1992) (TV) - Full cast and crew". Retrieved 2010-05-20. 

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